Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe.
- A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion.
- Leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement. See Synonyms at severe.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic; self-denying and austere: an ascetic existence.