Definition of monastic
monasticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
monasticismplay \-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
Examples of monastic in a Sentence
He founded a monastic order in Belgium.
He shows a monastic dedication to his job.
She studied for the test with monastic zeal.
Recent Examples of monastic from the Web
The creepy beasties in the Nelson’s painting tempt the monastic St. Anthony with food, booze and gruesome thoughts.
And yet Sullivan proves to be just as deft and insightful about the complementary challenges that a monastic family faces.
Her work is illuminating for its taut blend of sombre, monastic progressions and theatrical vocalizing reminiscent of downtown street performance, a whimsical twist on the secular hymns of Leonard Cohen.
The Hinayana school stressed the importance of monastic life as the only real path to liberation.
Many of the women who buy their clothes, which are elegant and faintly monastic, are decades older than the designers, who are not yet 30.
Mustachianism is similar to one of my areas of study: the neo-monastic movement in the United States.
Germany—is a weeklong program, bookended by medical exams, in a sleek new monastic setting.
Even non-monastic Tibetans are struggling with Chinese regulations.
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First Known Use of monastic
MONASTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monastic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to monks or monasteries
: resembling or suggesting a monk or the life of a monk
MONASTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of monastic for Students
: of or relating to monks or monasteries He took monastic vows.
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