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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: asketikos, from asketes 'person who exercises, hermit', from askein 'to work, exercise'

ascetic

adjective
     
as‧cet‧ic
living without any physical pleasures or comforts, especially for religious reasons:
an ascetic life
ascetic noun [countable]
asceticism noun [uncountable]

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