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ascetic, abstainer
n. someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
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ascetical, spartan, austere, ascetic
adj. practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
ascetical, ascetic
adj. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"
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primitive
n. a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms; "`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived"
Thelonious Sphere Monk, Thelonious Monk, Monk
n. United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
solitudinarian, troglodyte, solitary, recluse, hermit
n. one who lives in solitude
eremite
n. a Christian recluse
hermit, anchorite
n. one retired from society for religious reasons
puritanical
adj. of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
spartan, severe
adj. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"
rabid
adj. of or infected by rabies
Spartan
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
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abstentious, abstinent
adj. self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink; "not totally abstinent but abstemious"
sparing, temperate
adj. not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking"
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