asceticism

Part of speech: noun

Ascetic belief and conduct.

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Usage examples "asceticism":

  1. No, celestial love is not asceticism; it is altruism. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
  2. Historic Christianity was accused, not entirely without reason, of carrying martyrdom and asceticism to a point, desolate and pessimistic. - "Orthodoxy", G. K. Chesterton.
  3. There was no mortification, no asceticism, which I did not practise to excess. - "The Scarlet Banner", Felix Dahn.