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 for ascetical
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ascetical \ascetical\ adj.
     1. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic ascetical
        practices
  
     Syn: ascetic
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. practicing great self-denial.
  
     Syn: ascetic, austere, spartan
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
                Be systematically ascetic . . . do . . . something
                for no other reason than that you would rather not
                do it.                              --William
                                                    James.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ascetical
      adj 1: pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the
             practice of rigorous self-discipline; "ascetic practices"
             [syn: ascetic, ascetical]
      2: 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" [syn:
         ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan]

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