of or relating to or suitable for Lent; "lenten food"
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"
a resident of Sparta
unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;
resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; "spartan courage"
of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"