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.


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