Definition of ascetically in English:

ascetically

adverb

  • See ascetic

    • ‘She had lived ascetically to the point where she destroyed her fragile mental and physical health.’
    • ‘The family lived rather ascetically.’
    • ‘Resigning his see to write, preach, and travel, he lived ascetically in London.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.?’

Pronunciation

ascetically

/əˈsɛtɪk(ə)li/