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Definition of "spartan" [spartan]

  • Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial. (adjective)
  • Resolute in the face of danger or adversity. (adjective)
  • Lacking in decoration and luxury. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "spartan" in a sentence
  • ""I won't use the word spartan, but there's not too much ceremony.""
  • "Throw in spartan cold, and you get Al Franken, Barak Obama, Kwame Kilpatrick and Tom Harkin."
  • "Despite his reputation for debauchery, his rumored orgies seem to have been fictional, and the supposedly hedonistic pope followed what Duffy calls a "spartan and coarse diet" heavy on sardines."