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Ascetical   Listen
adjective
ascetical  adj.  
1.
Pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic "Ascetical practices"
Synonyms: ascetic
2.
Practicing great self-denial.
Synonyms: ascetic, austere, spartan "Be systematically ascetic... do... something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it."






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"Ascetical" Quotes from Famous Books



... listening to sermons, and watching the conduct of the prominent professing Christians of each. Many gave most liberally to so-called religious causes and institutions, and made amends by heavily draining the purses of widows and orphans. Some affected an ascetical simplicity of dress, and yet hugged their purses where their Bibles should have been. It was all Mammon worship; some grossly palpable, some adroitly cloaked under solemn faces and severe observance of the outward ceremonials. ...
— Beulah • Augusta J. Evans



Words linked to "Ascetical" :   austere, ascetic, abstemious, spartan



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