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aus·tere

 (ô-stîr′)
adj. aus·ter·er, aus·ter·est
1. Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave: the austere figure of a Puritan minister.
2. Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic: a desert nomad's austere life. See Synonyms at severe.
3. Having no adornment or ornamentation; bare: an austere style.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin austērus, from Greek austēros.]

aus·tere′ly adv.
aus·tere′ness n.

austere

(ɒˈstɪə)
adj
1. stern or severe in attitude or manner: an austere schoolmaster.
2. grave, sober, or serious: an austere expression.
3. self-disciplined, abstemious, or ascetic: an austere life.
4. severely simple or plain: an austere design.
[C14: from Old French austère, from Latin austērus sour, from Greek austēros astringent; related to Greek hauein to dry]
ausˈterely adv
ausˈtereness n

aus•tere

(ɔˈstɪər)

adj.
1. severe in manner or appearance; strict; forbidding.
2. rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent.
3. without excess, luxury, or ease: an austere life.
4. without ornament or adornment; severely simple: austere writing.
5. lacking softness.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin austērus < Greek austērós harsh, rough, bitter]
aus•tere′ly, adv.
aus•tere′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.austere - severely simpleaustere - severely simple; "a stark interior"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
2.austere - of a stern or strict bearing or demeanoraustere - of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
nonindulgent, strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
3.austere - practicing great self-denialaustere - 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"
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy

austere

adjective

austere

adjective
Cold and forbidding:
Translations
مُتَقَشِّف، بَسيط جِداً
prostý
beskedenenkel
strangur
griežtasgriežtumas
askētisksatturīgs
gösterişsizsadeyalın

austere

[ɒsˈtiːəʳ] ADJ [person, manner, life] → austero, severo

austere

[ɔːˈstɪər] adj [times, life, conditions] → austère; [beauty, style, approach] → austère

austere

adjstreng; way of life alsoasketisch, entsagend; style alsoschmucklos; roomschmucklos, karg

austere

[ɒsˈtɪəʳ] adjaustero/a

austere

(oːˈstiə) adjective
severely simple and plain; without luxuries or unnecessary expenditure. an austere way of life.
auˈsterity (-ˈste-) noun
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