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Definition of 'spartan'

Noun

  1. a resident of Sparta

Adjective

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
  2. resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage"
  3. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"
       Synonyms: severe
  4. practicing great self-denial; "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"
       Synonyms: ascetic ascetical austere


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