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

1 sense of spartan

Sense 1
Spartan -- (a resident of Sparta)
       => Greek, Hellene -- (a native or inhabitant of Greece)

Antonyms of adj spartan

3 of 4 senses of spartan

Sense 2
spartan -- (resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage")

INDIRECT (VIA resolute) -> irresolute -- (uncertain how to act or proceed; "the committee was timid and mediocre and irresolute")

Sense 3
severe, spartan -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA nonindulgent) -> indulgent -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 4
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 spartan

4 senses of spartan

Sense 1
Spartan -- (of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people)

Sense 2
spartan -- (resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage")
       => resolute (vs. irresolute) -- (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith")

Sense 3
severe, spartan -- (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")
       => nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 4
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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