What is another word for dervish?

Pronunciation: [dˈɜːvɪʃ] (IPA)

The word "dervish" refers to a mystical Muslim ascetic who engages in religious practices such as prayer, meditation, and dancing. Synonyms for this term include fakir, mystic, ascetic, and Sufi. A fakir is someone who renounces worldly possessions and seeks spiritual enlightenment. Mystic refers to a person who experiences a deep sense of connection with the divine or spiritual world. An ascetic is someone who practices extreme self-denial and austerity in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. Sufi refers to a follower of Islam who seeks a direct personal experience of God through meditation and other spiritual practices. These synonyms for dervish all relate to individuals who seek enlightenment through spiritual and often ascetic practices.

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    • Proper noun, singular
      Dervis, darwish.

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Usage examples for Dervish

Go even to-day to Medinet and give to Idris this writing, which the devout dervish Bellali, at my request, wrote to him.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
With little Miss Rawlinson I have escaped from dervish captivity and we are hiding in the jungle.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Truly, did you say that you had escaped from dervish captivity and are hiding in the jungle?
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Dervish

  • Here is a book so dull that a whirling dervish could read himself to sleep with it. If you were to recite even a single page in the open air, birds would fall out of the sky and dogs drop dead. There is no author's name on the title page, merely a modest line of italic type advising us that Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev's 'short biography' has been composed 'by the Institute of Marxism-Leninism, CPSU Central Committee.' This is the one statement in the entire opus which is undeniably true. Only an Institute could write like this.
    Clive James

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