Meaning: Leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, usually for spiritual reasons.
Synonyms: Austere, self-denying, abstinent, abstemious, self-disciplined, self-abnegating, abstainer, puritan, recluse, hermit, anchorite, solitary.
In Hindi: तपस्वी, आत्मसंयमी, योगी.
Use: The ascetic man gave away his fortune and moved into a tiny one-bedroom apartment.
Usually, ascetic shoppers only purchase items that are essential for everyday life.