Part of speech:
Straightforward; frank or candid:
A person who has retired into seclusion for religious reasons.
A member of a Muslim holy sect who lives by begging
A person performing penance under the direction of a confessor.
Any member of a Protestant group in England and the American colonies that in the 16th and 17th cent. wanted to make the Church of England simpler in its services and stricter about morals
A person who practices yoga
A person who engages in or submits to flagellation
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude.
Mild; calm; gentle; not violent
Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Of or in a state of celibacy
Having or characterized by discipline
The definition of exacting is making excessive demands, or requiring great patience and effort.
Firmly in position; stationary:
The definition of harsh is someone or something unpleasant to the senses or feelings, or someone who is crude or extremely cruel.
The definition of precise is exact.
Alternative capitalization of stoic
Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
The definition of asceticism is a practice in which one gets rid of worldly pleasures and focuses on thinking, particularly for religious or spiritual purposes.
The quality of being austere.
A Christian who favors rigid observance of Sunday as the Sabbath
Taking action that sacrifices one's own benefit for the good of others.
One leading a solitary or secluded life.
Not luxurious or ornate; plain; austere
Clearly distinguished or delineated:
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