Synonyms for (adjective) ascetical

Synonyms: ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan

Definition: practicing great self-denial

Usage: Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it- William James; a desert nomad's austere life; a spartan diet; a spartan existence

Similar words: abstemious

Definition: sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

Usage: the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious- John Galsworthy