austere definition

  • adjective:
    • serious or stern in personality or appearance; somber and grave: the austere figure of a Puritan minister.
    • Strict or severe in control; ascetic: a desert nomad's austere life. See Synonyms at serious.
    • Having no adornment or ornamentation; bare: an austere design.
    • Grim or serious in manner or appearance
    • Lacking trivial design; perhaps not extravagant or gaudy
    • severely quick
    • exercising great self-denial
    • of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
  • others:
    • Sour and astringent; harsh into state; having acerbity
    • Severe in settings of judging, or lifestyle, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern.
    • Unadorned; unembellished; seriously quick.
    • Sour; harsh; harsh towards the taste: put on things: because, austere fresh fruit or wine; “sloes austere,”
    • Severe; harsh; rigid; thorough; stern: placed on people and things: since, an austere master; an austere appearance.
    • Grave; sober; severe: as, austere deportment.
    • Severely quick; unadorned.

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