monkish vs monastic

monkish monastic


  • 1) Pertaining to, or resembling a monk or monasticism.
  • 2) Tending to self-denial; ascetic.
  • 3) Of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or monasticism.
  • 4) Inclined to self-denial; ascetic.
  • 5) Like a monk, or pertaining to monks; monastic
  • 6) befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial


  • 1) A person with monastic ways, e.g. monks.
  • 2) A monk.
  • 3) A monk; a religious recluse.
  • 4) Of or relating to monasteries or monks.
  • 5) Self-abnegating; austere.
  • 6) Resembling life in a monastery in style, structure, or manner, especially.
  • 7) Of, relating to, or characteristic of a monastery. Used often of monks and nuns.
  • 8) Secluded and contemplative.
  • 9) Strictly disciplined or regimented.
  • 10) Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion; recluse.
  • 11) Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants, rules, etc., .


  • 1) Harry turned from the crosses in front of which he stood, and looked at the monkish fellow who was emerging from the mist.
  • 2) In the front yard the pot-bellied officer was scowling and grunting, exclaiming angrily to the monkish gatekeeper.
  • 3) I term monkish morality, to remark it by the way, such precepts of ethics, such rules of life as aro4e during the time when the monastic state was held to be the only holy condition of life, the only one well-pleasing to God, and al - most the only, at least the only safe means of becoming happy; when the whole of piety was made to consist in praying and singing, in a so - litary, inactive and contemplative lifci when it TOii.
  • 4) Zacharias Werner, author of a number of romantic melodramas, the heroes of which are described as monkish ascetics, religious mystics, and "spirits who wander on earth in the guise of harp-players" -- Zacharias Werner also went to Vienna and joined the order of Ligorians.
  • 5) Esclairmonde -- nay, after every glance towards her -- as though it were a blessed thing to have, like her, chosen the better part; he knew she would approve his resort to the home of piety and learning; he was aware that when with Ralf Percy and the other youths of the Court he was ashamed of his own scrupulousness, and tempted to neglect observances that they might call monkish and unmanly; and he was not at all sure that in face of the enemy a panic might not seize him and disgrace him for ever!
  • 6) This most extraordinary pile was situated in a deep valley, closely surrounded by hills, as though the very light of the sun had been an indulgence too great for the mortified beings who once inhabited there to enjoy, while the croaking of rooks, the dashing of a waterfall, and the gloom of overhanging woods, seemed well calculated to sooth that melancholy, which, in the idea of monkish superstition constituted that divine principle whose real existence dissipates every mental gloom, and diffuses serenity and joy through all the powers of the soul.
  • 7) Some of the more learned men were kind of monkish, not sharing the values of the culture as a whole.
  • 8) Vine-leaves and bunches of grapes decorate some of the more ancient columns inside the church, and grotesque mediæval monsters, such as monkish architects habitually delighted in, entwine themselves around the capitals of others.
  • 9) Then he confesses he has 'monkish' tendencies - hence his choice of hotel today.
  • 10) "monkish" consecration to his craft we cannot do better than reproduce a passage, quoted by Pater, from his letters to Madame Colet:
  • 11) Arguments should not be pitched as if the judges were normal people with normal life experience; eschew plain common sense in favor of the kind of monkish jesuitical hair-splitting scholasticism that would make Plato’s headspin.


  • 1) They had the feel of monastic cells.
  • 2) He did much to promote and reform the monastic movement as a whole.
  • 3) They both lived the monastic life as it has been lived for centuries.
  • 4) Sometimes that comes naturally with the contemplative and monastic life.
  • 5) Many monastic buildings were brought down in the early 13th century merely by a high wind.
  • 6) This has since morphed into many different monastic movements over the last 1700 years.
  • 7) Accommodation is available, as is a full live-in experience of the monastic life.
  • 8) Her sacred well is up a path to the right-hand side of the two impressive monastic buildings, one of which is of the ninth century.
  • 9) He was very demanding with himself and others in monastic observance, but rather than imposing discipline he sought to make people follow it by persuasion , the Pope explained.
  • 10) Such occurrences mark time in monastic life and find their way into the vitae.
  • 11) The nuns built and rebuilt their churches and monastic compounds as funds allowed, adding new dormitories as their membership increased or the fashion in monastic sleeping arrangements shifted from common rooms to individual cells.
  • 12) Early examples of the genre often depicted real or imagined debates between a heretic and a Catholic and originated primarily in monastic communities, from the pens of such prestigious abbots as Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter the Venerable.
  • 13) It was a sunless afternoon, and the picture was all in monastic shades of black and white and ashen grey: the sick under their earth-coloured blankets, their livid faces against the pillows, the black dresses of the women (they seemed all to be in mourning) and the silver haze floating out from the little acolyte's censer.
  • 14) In an appendix we have scheduled the chief classics found in English monastic catalogues to indicate roughly the extent to which they were collected and used.
  • 15) He was the first, moreover, to establish an extraordinary and permanent tribunal for heresy trials -- an institution which afterwards became known as the monastic
  • 16) ‘The religious pillars, of course, are the clergy and monastic orders.’
  • 17) ‘Most Theravada monks live as part of monastic communities.’
  • 18) ‘Today we'll hear from two Buddhists, who lived a monastic life, and also left it after some years.’
  • 19) ‘There is a lot that Heloise has to say on the subject of religion in her later monastic writings.’
  • 20) ‘Historically, Psalms have always been sung by believers, beginning in Jewish worship and continuing through that of monastic orders.’
  • 21) ‘It is my understanding that the current debate preserves monastic celibacy within the religious orders, just as it does for the Eastern Church.’
  • 22) ‘The akharas' dates of founding range from the sixth to the fourteenth century, though large monastic orders have existed throughout India's long history.’
  • 23) ‘I saw how they lived, saw how they dressed, and that influenced in a very strict way the monastic protocols that we later put into action in our own monastic order.’
  • 24) ‘The monastic orders were linked to the bureaucratic structure through papal recognition and interlocking networks.’
  • 25) ‘It was a memorable visit, and uplifting for both monastic orders.’
  • 26) ‘So we spent a lot of time living there with this specific community of monks, a monastic household.’
  • 27) ‘It may be wondered if this is the best solution to the situation brought about by the dominance of the monastic tradition in Orthodox worship.’
  • 28) ‘Medieval people believed that the suffering of the dead could be eased by the prayers of the living, and monastic prayers of intercession were valued most highly.’
  • 29) ‘Chastity is the third monastic virtue, the opposite of voluptuousness.’
  • 30) ‘With regard to marriage Luther pursues the same idea: The marital relationship between a man and a woman is true chastity and of higher value than monastic asceticism.’
  • 31) ‘Yet, there is a fourth form of service to the world that is much more central to the Orthodox monastic vocation: providing spiritual guidance.’
  • 32) ‘Sera is one of the three great Gelug monastic universities where monks do intensive study and training in Buddhist philosophy.’
  • 33) ‘The church and monastic buildings on Lindisfarne today date from the Norman period when a Benedictine monastery was established on the island.’
  • 34) ‘Before noon of the same day, that forge was blessed by the monastic priests of nearby Kadavul Temple.’
  • 35) ‘Some monastic sects, such as the lingayats, wear stone lingams around their necks as a part of their sacred practice.’
  • 36) ‘Music is, by implication, a solitary and almost monastic pursuit, one unabashedly privileged over friendship or love.’
  • 37) ‘Having had a good day of golf and wine with the two Jims and myself, he retired to his room in the monastic student hall of residence.’
  • 38) ‘The Armenian Quarter is a little known part of the city and its stone passages and cloisters give it a secluded, monastic air.’
  • 39) ‘It was a very austere kind of monastic existence.’
  • 40) ‘The bedrooms vary from private apartment to monastic simplicity, yet all bear the hallmarks of a considerate host: candles, joss sticks, tea-making facilities and mosquito repellent.’
  • 41) ‘This image of a monastic, reclusive author, wilfully at odds with much of modernity, was confirmed by the posthumous appearance of Brown's autobiography.’
  • 42) ‘He lives a monastic lifestyle, associates with no one, and has no personal relationships.’
  • 43) ‘Weber's texts also employ the typology to distinguish the asceticism of medieval monastics from that of Calvinism.’
  • 44) ‘What does the tradition itself say about regulating the behavior of monastics?’
  • 45) ‘While seldom scholars or even clerics, these monastics turned the desert into a city.’
  • 46) ‘Besides the ascesis through spiritual fatherhood, the monastics fulfill their daily spiritual exercise through the more common practices of prayer, fasting, and vigil.’
  • 47) ‘Through daily ascesis, even in periods of no external persecution, the monastics testify to the martyrdom of conscience.’
  • 48) ‘Like the monastics and mystics at their best, he has a gift for seeing God everywhere.’
  • 49) ‘Thus, monastics are prophets of the second coming not primarily through their words but through their total existence.’
  • 50) ‘It is the mix of monastics and lay practitioners that is perhaps the monastery's most innovative and vital component.’
  • 51) ‘Hence, monastics are continuously involved in ascesis in order to rid their selves of the heavy burden of self-idolization and self-love.’
  • 52) ‘Among the Celtic monastics there was a form of spiritual direction in which the monks and the nuns discussed both their sinfulness and their need to reform.’
  • 53) ‘There is little direct precedent for this model in Asia, where only monastics engage in serious meditation, and its long-range future remains an open question.’
  • 54) ‘In the West, however, most Zen practitioners are not monastics.’
  • 55) ‘For the 4th century desert monastics, however, being a zero meant having acquired the virtue of humility.’
  • 56) ‘I didn't tell anyone about this at the time, except for two or three of the Saivite monastics who were with me in Switzerland.’
  • 57) ‘In Asia monastics were great healers, and incredible people.’
  • 58) ‘It is very helpful for young monastics to be exposed to the influence of dedicated lay practitioners.’
  • 59) ‘While there are three million Hindu monastics today, most are loosely organized.’
  • 60) ‘Medieval monastics sought to abstain from enjoying daily life, lest they prefer it to God.’
  • 61) ‘He sent one of his monastics to teach classes all over the nation for nearly a year.’
  • 62) ‘For 500 years, most monastics in Europe belonged to the Benedictine religious order.’

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