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.’;
One belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.
‘Of grim Vikings, and the raptureOf the sea fight, and the capture,And the life of slavery.’;
Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.
‘The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.’;
any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
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.’;
Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.
a resident of Sparta
of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity;
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;
‘a parent severe to the pitch of hostility’; ‘a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien’; ‘a strict disciplinarian’; ‘a Spartan upbringing’;
practicing great self-denial;
‘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’;