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A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
related to Ascetics
devotee to the practice of self-denial
Of or relating to ascetics; characterized by rigorous self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure.
One who is devoted to the practice of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent abstinence.