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I never did calligraphy... But handwriting is an entirely different kind of thing. It's part of the syndrome of modernism... It's part of that asceticism.
Paul Rand

Meaning of "asceticism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASCETICISM

asceticism  [əˈsɛtɪˌsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASCETICISM

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Asceticism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASCETICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

asceticism

Asceticism

Asceticism (/əˈsɛtɪsɪz(ə)m/; from the Greek: ἄσκησις áskēsis, "exercise" or "training") is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from worldly pleasures, often pursuing spiritual goals. Many religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and some Christian groups (for example, the Desert Fathers) include practices that involve restraint with respect to actions of body, speech, and mind. The founders and earliest practitioners of these religions lived extremely austere lifestyles, refraining from sensual pleasures and the accumulation of material wealth. They practiced asceticism not as a rejection of the enjoyment of life, or because the practices themselves are virtuous, but as an aid in the pursuit of physical and metaphysical health. They eschewed worldly pleasures and led an abstemious lifestyle.

Definition of asceticism in the English dictionary

The first definition of asceticism in the dictionary is the behaviour, discipline, or outlook of an ascetic, esp of a religious ascetic. Other definition of asceticism is the principles of ascetic practices, esp in the early Christian Church. Asceticism is also the theory and system of ascetic practices.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASCETICISM


aestheticism
iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm
Catholicism
kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm
classicism
ˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
criticism
ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm
cynicism
ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm
eclecticism
ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm
empiricism
ɛmˈpɪrɪˌsɪzəm
eroticism
ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
fanaticism
fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm
Gnosticism
ˈnɒstɪˌsɪzəm
historicism
hɪˈstɒrɪˌsɪzəm
lyricism
ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm
mosaicism
məʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm
mysticism
ˈmɪstɪˌsɪzəm
narcissism
ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm
neoclassicism
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
neuroticism
njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
romanticism
rəʊˈmæntɪˌsɪzəm
scholasticism
skəˈlæstɪˌsɪzəm
witticism
ˈwɪtɪˌsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASCETICISM

ascending scale
ascension
Ascension Day
Ascension Island
ascensional
ascensionist
Ascensiontide
ascensive
ascent
ascertain
ascertainable
ascertainably
ascertained goods
ascertainment
asceses
ascesis
ascetic
ascetical
ascetically

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASCETICISM

agnosticism
Anglicism
anti-Catholicism
apocalypticism
athleticism
didacticism
esotericism
exoticism
hermeticism
higher criticism
homoeroticism
literary criticism
monasticism
new criticism
peripateticism
racism
Roman Catholicism
scepticism
self-criticism
skepticism
textual criticism

Synonyms and antonyms of asceticism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ASCETICISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «asceticism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of asceticism

Translation of «asceticism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASCETICISM

Find out the translation of asceticism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of asceticism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «asceticism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

禁欲主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ascetismo
570 millions of speakers

English

asceticism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزهد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аскетизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ascetismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সন্ন্যাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ascétisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pertapaian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Askese
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

禁欲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

금욕주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asceticism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự tu khổ hạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சந்நியாச
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तपश्चर्य्यता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sofuluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ascetismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

asceza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аскетизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ascetism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ασκητισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

asketisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

asceticismen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

askese
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of asceticism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASCETICISM»

The term «asceticism» is regularly used and occupies the 105.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about asceticism

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3 QUOTES WITH «ASCETICISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word asceticism.
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Jeremy Bentham
The principle of asceticism never was, nor ever can be, consistently pursued by any living creature. Let but one tenth part of the inhabitants of the earth pursue it consistently, and in a day's time they will have turned it into a Hell.
2
Katherine Anne Porter
They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.
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Paul Rand
I never did calligraphy... But handwriting is an entirely different kind of thing. It's part of the syndrome of modernism... It's part of that asceticism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASCETICISM»

Discover the use of asceticism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to asceticism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Asceticism
The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a sweeping view of an elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture.
Vincent L. Wimbush, Richard Valantasis, 2002
2
Western Asceticism
Students of church history and the monastic ascetic life will find this volume of much interest.
Owen Chadwick, 1958
3
On Liturgical Asceticism
Drawing on the Eastern Orthodox tradition of asceticism and integrating it with recent Western thought on liturgy, David W. Fagerberg examines the interaction between the two and presents a powerful argument that asceticism is necessary for ...
David W. Fagerberg, 2013
4
Asceticism
Cross-cultural, cross-religious, and multidisciplinary in nature, these essays provide a broad historical and comparative perspective on asceticism--a subject rarely studied outside the context of individual religious traditions.
Vincent L. Wimbush Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Union Theological Seminary, Richard Valantasis Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Iliff School of Theology, 2002
5
Asceticism and the New Testament
The role of asceticism has often been overlooked in examining the New Testament. This comprehensive and comparative text reveals new ways of interpreting the New Testament and challenges much contemporary scholarship.
Leif E. Vaage, Vincent L. Wimbush, 1999
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`Virgins of God' : The Making of Asceticism in Late ...
Crucially, it also originated with men and women living together, varying the model of the family. The book then traces how, in the course of the fourth century, these early organizational forms underwent a transformation.
Susanna Elm, 1994
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Asceticism Today
Essays on the essential role of asceticism in spiritual growth.
Adalbert de Vogué, St Bede's Publications, 1991
8
Beyond Pleasure: Cultures of Modern Asceticism
Asceticism, so it is argued in this volume, is a modern category. The ubiquitous cult of the body, of fitness and diet equally evokes the ongoing success of ascetic practices and beliefs.
Evert Peeters, Leen Van Molle, Kaat Wils, 2011
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Asceticism and Its Critics : Historical Accounts and ...
The respective sources provide sufficient evidence of such critical strands but surprisingly as yet no attempt has been made to analyze this criticism of asceticism systematically. This book is a first attempt of filling this gap.
Asian Studies and Religious Studies University of Texas at Austin Oliver Freiberger Assistant Professor, 2006
10
Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion
Using a wide variety of original sources, this book examines how and why early Taoists carried out such ascetic practices as fasting, celibacy, sleep deprivation, and wilderness seclusion.
Stephen Eskildsen, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASCETICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term asceticism is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Bane of Ephemeral Escapism
A life of asceticism and abstinence is rather unrealistic as it defeats the communion that should prevail between the body and the soul. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
2
A guide to the Vedas
These focus on asceticism, knowledge and enquiry. Philosophical concepts, mystical symbolism and attainment of the absolute are their ... «Chandigarh Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Francis's Integral Ecology: A Bonaventuran Methadone For Our …
It continues: “The poverty and austerity of Saint Francis were no mere veneer of asceticism but something more radical: a refusal to turn reality ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
4
Class teaches students how to live like monks
The associate professor's course on monastic life and asceticism gives students at the University of Pennsylvania a firsthand experience of ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
God of our desires prepares a place for us
We find religious practice and prayer more of a disruption to life than an entry into it, more a duty than an offer, more an asceticism than a joy, ... «Scottish Catholic Observer, Jul 15»
6
A morbid tourist attraction in Sicily? Of corpse!
... the Capuchini wanted to more strictly follow the asceticism of Saint Francis. So in Rome, the Capuchini founded a crypt (which you can visit, ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
7
St. Francis of Assisi: The Inspiration for the Pope's Encyclical On …
His striking asceticism, rejection of material possessions and embrace of nature, soon earned him followers, first in Assisi and then throughout ... «Natural Resources Defense Council, Jul 15»
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE|JULY 2, 2015
The poverty and austerity of Saint Francis were no mere veneer of asceticism, but something much more radical: a refusal to turn reality into an ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
9
A Dutch-Belgian Design Showdown
After the war, the modern movement championed a rationalist approach to design, which was more compatible with Dutch asceticism than ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
10
Land cut in single strip; Man starts indefinite strike outside DM's …
He adopted asceticism 25 years ago, but his three brothers continued to live in the village. It was very recently that he returned to find that his ... «NYOOOZ, Jun 15»

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