Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
4. Moral Practice

955. Asceticism.

   NOUN:ASCETICISM, puritanism, sabbatarianism; cynicism, austerity; total abstinence; nephalism; Yoga.
  mortification, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, flagellation; penance [See Atonement]; fasting [See Fasting]; martyrdom.
  ASCETIC, anchoret or anchorite, Heautontimorumenos [Gr.]; hermit (recluse) [See Seclusion. Exclusion]; puritan, sabbatarian, cynic; bhikshu, sannyasi or sanyasi, yogi [all Hindu]; dervish, fakir [both Moham.]; martyr.
   ADJECTIVE:ASCETIC, austere, puritanical; cynical; over-religious; acerb, acerbic.
   QUOTATION:Clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey.—Bible