Definitions for Spartanˈspɑr tn; -ˈtæn ɪk

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  1. Spartan(adj)

    a resident of Sparta

  2. Spartan(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

  3. spartan(adj)

    resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity

    "spartan courage"

  4. severe, spartan(adj)

    unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

    "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing"

  5. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan(adj)

    practicing great self-denial

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

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  1. spartan(Adjective)

    Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.

    I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.

  2. spartan(Adjective)

    Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.

    The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.

  3. spartan(Adjective)

    Lacking in decoration and luxury.

    After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.

  4. Spartan(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Sparta or its citizens.

    I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.

  5. Spartan(ProperNoun)

    A citizen of Sparta.

  6. Origin: By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed the qualities which "spartan" now describes.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Spartan(adj)

    of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey

  2. Spartan(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Sparta; figuratively, a person of great courage and fortitude

  3. Origin: [L. Spartanus.]

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  1. Spartan

    Spartan is a 2004 American political thriller film written and directed by David Mamet. It features Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, and Kristen Bell. It was released in the United States and Canada on 12 March 2004.


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