Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ascetic

1 sense of ascetic

Sense 1
abstainer, ascetic -- (someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline)
       => religious person -- (a person who manifests devotion to a deity)

Antonyms of adj ascetic

1 of 2 senses of ascetic

Sense 2
ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA abstemious) -> gluttonous -- (given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink; "over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands"; "a gluttonous debauch"; "a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure")

Similarity of adj ascetic

2 senses of ascetic

Sense 1
ascetic, ascetical -- (pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices")

Sense 2
ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan -- (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")
       => abstemious (vs. gluttonous) -- (sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy)

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