monastic

play
adjective mo·nas·tic \mə-ˈnas-tik\

Definition of monastic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to monasteries or to monks or nuns <the rituals of monastic life>

  2. 2 :  resembling (as in seclusion or ascetic simplicity) life in a monastery <shows a monastic dedication to his job>

monastic

noun

monastically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

monasticism

play \-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of monastic in a sentence

  1. He founded a monastic order in Belgium.

  2. He shows a monastic dedication to his job.

  3. She studied for the test with monastic zeal.

Circa 1563

First Known Use of monastic

circa 1563

Other Christian Religious Terms


MONASTIC Defined for English Language Learners

monastic

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adjective mo·nas·tic \mə-ˈnas-tik\

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

monastic

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adjective mo·nas·tic \mə-ˈna-stik\

Definition of monastic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to monks or monasteries <He took monastic vows.>



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