What is another word for monkish?

80 synonyms found


[ mˈʌnkɪʃ], [ mˈʌnkɪʃ], [ m_ˈʌ_n_k_ɪ_ʃ]

Monkish is a term commonly used to describe a person who lives a solitary and simplistic life, typically in a religious context. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe a person with similar traits. One such synonym is ascetic, which refers to a person who lives a disciplined and austere life, often for spiritual purposes. Another synonym is hermit, which refers to a person who lives in seclusion, away from society. The term reclusive can also be used to describe someone who is solitary and avoids social interaction. Other synonyms for monkish include contemplative, devout, and pious.

How to use "Monkish" in context?

There is a broad spectrum of monkeying around the world, from veiled nuns living in secluded communities to confident monks who freely roam their monastery grounds. The term can describe anyone who practices monkhood, whether they are living in a monastery, nunnery, or some other congregation of locked-up religious sisters. While some monikers, such as "sramana" or "sangha," are rooted in lineage and culture, monk simply refers to someone consecrated to the seven-fold path of Buddhism, or any religious practice or tradition.

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