spartan
noun.
a resident of Sparta
adj.
of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
adj.
resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
spartan courage
adj.
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
Synonym: severe
adj.
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