Textual thesaurus for "spartan"

(adj) ascetic, ascetical, austere

practicing great self-denial

Be systematically 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

(adj) severe

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

(adj) Spartan

of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

(noun) Spartan

a resident of Sparta