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What does "Austere" mean?


Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple

Synonyms ascetic, stern, stark, plain, severe, abstemious, spartan, ascetical, nonindulgent

Example: "An austere expression" Example: "A desert nomad's austere life"

Word Family austerely, austerities, austerity