Definition of monkish
1 : of, relating to, or resembling a monk; also : resembling that of a monk
2 : inclined to disciplinary self-denial
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Maintaining a decade-long vow of silence takes monkish dedication and a certain stamina, and Justice Thomas has no modern competition.
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