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Definition 1: a resident of Sparta - [noun denoting person]

(spartan is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Greece

(... is a member of spartan) an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC

Definition 2: of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 3: practicing great self-denial - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spartan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it
  • a desert nomad's austere life
  • a spartan diet
  • a spartan existence

Synonyms for spartan in the sense of this definition

(spartan is similar to ...) sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

"the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"

Definition 4: unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spartan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a parent severe to the pitch of hostility
  • a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien
  • a strict disciplinarian
  • a Spartan upbringing

Synonyms for spartan in the sense of this definition

(spartan is similar to ...) characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

Definition 5: resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spartan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spartan courage

(spartan is similar to ...) firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

"stood resolute against the enemy" "faced with a resolute opposition" "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

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