What does asceticism mean?

asceticism meaning in General Dictionary

The condition training or mode of lifetime of ascetics

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  • the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures you are able to attain a higher spiritual or intellectual state
  • the characteristic of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
  • thorough self-denial and active self-restraint
  • the disorder, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics.

asceticism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from ascetic (adj.) + -ism. Often additionally ascetism (c.1850).

asceticism meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

(Gr. askesis, workout) the scene -- occasionally appearing in conjunction with faith, especially the Christian and Buddhistic one, and/or striving for personal excellence or salvation, for self yet others -- your human anatomy is an evil and a detriment to a moral, spiritual, and god-pleasing life. Ergo the unfavorable adjustments to all-natural functions, desires, as well as requires, manifesting by themselves in abnegation of pleasures, denial of enjoyments, non-gratification of senses, stifling of actual cravings, including self-torture which will be meant to allay or destroy down actual and worldly longings by destroying their particular root, in preparation for a happier, possibly desireless future, in a post mortem presence. -- K.F.L.

asceticism meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The illness, training, or mode of life, of ascetics.

Sentence Examples with the word asceticism

Koevos, common, and (Los, life), one who shares this life of withdrawal with others in a community (see Asceticism and Monasticism).

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