spartan

A spartan existence is kind of like being a monk. Your room is bare, you live simply and eat sparingly, and your sheets are probably scratchy.

In ancient Greece, there were two great city states: Athens and Sparta. Athens had the artists, the good food, the great parties. Sparta had the warriors — the guys who went to bed early and drilled all day. They lived in bare rooms and didn’t get sick days or time off. A spartan life is a life of discipline and self-denial. Some people like it like that. Go figure.

Definitions of spartan
1

adj unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

Synonyms:
severe
nonindulgent, strict
characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

adj practicing great self-denial

“a spartan diet”
“a spartan existence”
Synonyms:
ascetic, ascetical, austere
abstemious
sparing in consumption of especially food and drink

adj resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity

spartan courage”
Synonyms:
resolute
firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

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