Definition of spartan adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

spartan

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈspɑrtn//
 
 
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(of conditions) simple or severe; lacking anything that makes life easier or more pleasant the spartan life of the training camp The hotel room was somewhat spartan. From Sparta, a powerful city in ancient Greece, where the people were not interested in comfort or luxury. opposite luxurious
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