How to say asceticism ?

Asceticism

[ə'sɛtɪ,sɪzəm]

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What is the definition of asceticism ?

  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)
  3. rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

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