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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
ascetical \ascetical\ adj.
1. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic ascetical
2. practicing great self-denial.
Syn: ascetic, austere, spartan
Be systematically ascetic . . . do . . . something
for no other reason than that you would rather not
do it. --William
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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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