Definition of ascetically in English:



  • See ascetic

    • ‘Buddhist monks spend twenty years living ascetically and meditating for hours at a time before they presume to believe that they have conquered all selfish desires.’
    • ‘Resigning his see to write, preach, and travel, he lived ascetically in London.’
    • ‘The family lived rather ascetically.’
    • ‘Are all men welcome to go there only if they live as monks, sharing the humility and simple lives of the inhabitants, eating, dressing, and living ascetically and piously, etc.?’
    • ‘She had lived ascetically to the point where she destroyed her fragile mental and physical health.’