Definition of Monkish

1. Adjective. Befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial.

Similar to: Nonindulgent, Strict



Definition of Monkish

1. a. Like a monk, or pertaining to monks; monastic; as, monkish manners; monkish dress; monkish solitude.

Definition of Monkish

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, or resembling a monk or monasticism. ¹

2. Adjective. Tending to self-denial; ascetic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monkish

1. pertaining to monks [adj] - See also: monks

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monkish

monkeys
monkeyshine
monkeyshines
monkeywrench
monkeywrenching
monkfish
monkfishes
monkhood
monkhoods
monkie
monkied
monkies
monking
monkish (current term)
monkishly
monkishness
monklike
monkly
monks
monkshood
monkshoods
mono
mono-
mono-amelia
mono-ii
mono-iodotyrosine
mono-theism
mono-unsaturate

Literary usage of Monkish

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1. Six Years in the Monasteries of Italy: And Two Years in the Islands of the by S I Mahoney (1854)
"Jealousies and enmities of monks of different orders—Reasons for entertaining such hostile feelings against each other—Sample of monkish lampoons—The ..."

2. American Journal of Education (1857)
"monkish TRAINING OF THE YOUNG. Luther disapproves of isolating children from the world, ... Your monkish strictness is never productive of any good fruit. ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1839)
"The writer was at Hull, when the emigrants (principally priests, with their eyes sadly cast on their breviaries, and clad in their soiled monkish habita, ..."

4. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1894)
"Afterwards, however, the ardour and zeal for the practice of this discipline cooled down more and more in most of the monkish orders as well as in general ..."

5. Bibliomania in the Middle Ages: Or, Sketches of Bookworms, Collectors, Bible by Frederick Somner Merryweather (1849)
"Doubtless, in the ruin of the sixteenth century,' many original works of monkish authors perished, and the splendour of the transcript rendered it still ..."

6. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"The wild-cat will defend his den, Fights for her nest the timid wren; And think'st thou I '11 forego my right For dread of monk or monkish knight ? ..."

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