Definitions for "Ascetic"
Extremely rigid in self-denial and devotions; austere; severe.
In the early church, one who devoted himself to a solitary and contemplative life, characterized by devotion, extreme self-denial, and self-mortification; a hermit; a recluse; hence, one who practices extreme rigor and self-denial in religious things.
the practice of self-denial as a way of religious life; from the Greek asketikos, meaning laborious
A general term for a person who denies themselves some of the necessities of life, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Often such a person goes to the extreme of rejecting all social norms and expectations.
a person who has few material possessions and has given up all pleasures and comforts
Keywords:  himself, well, hand, man
a man who has himself well in hand