Definitions for austereɔˈstɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. austere, severe, stark, stern(adj)

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

  2. austere, stern(adj)

    of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

    "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

  3. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. austere(Adjective)

    Grim or severe in manner or appearance

    The headmistress was an austere old woman.

  2. austere(Adjective)

    Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy

    The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Austere

    sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine

  2. Austere

    severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life

  3. Austere

    unadorned; unembellished; severely simple

Freebase

  1. Austere

    Austere is the first release by the band Sparta, just one year after break-up of their former band At the Drive-In.


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