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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·cet·i·cism n. The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures
           it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or
           intellectual state
      2: the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from
         worldly pleasures) [syn: austerity, nonindulgence]
      3: rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint [syn: ascesis]