Etymology
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asceticism (n.)

1640s, from ascetic (adj.) + -ism. Sometimes also ascetism (1830).

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Definitions of asceticism

asceticism (n.)
the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state;
asceticism (n.)
the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures);
Synonyms: austerity / nonindulgence
asceticism (n.)
rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint;
Synonyms: ascesis
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