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ɔˈstɪəraus·tere

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. austere, severe, stark, sternadjective

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

  2. austere, sternadjective

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

    "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

  3. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartanadjective

    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. austereadjective

    Grim or severe in manner or appearance

    The headmistress was an austere old woman.

  2. austereadjective

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Austere

    aws-tēr′, adj. harsh: severe: stern: grave: sober: severe in self-discipline, strictly moral or abstinent: severely simple, without luxury.—adv. Austere′ly.—ns. Austere′ness, Auster′ity, quality of being austere: severity of manners or life: harshness: asceticism: severe simplicity of style, dress, or habits. [L. austerus—Gr. austērosau-ein, to dry.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of austere in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of austere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of austere in a Sentence

  1. Ed Murray:

    Our goal is to replace our regressive tax system with a new formula for fairness, while ensuring Seattle stands up to President Trump's austere budget that cuts transportation, affordable housing, healthcare, and social services.

  2. Dan Egan:

    The point is not to be as austere as possible and deprive yourself of all joy, the point is to get to a right balance.

  3. Oprah Winfrey:

    The role that she's taken on it's very austere, it's very sort of serious and I think there's a great weight that she has ... acquired through that and she takes it very seriously, i think it was the last moment probably that she could reflect sort of the other side to her ... the joy and the human within her.

  4. Lpez Obrador:

    Its going to resolve the problem of saturation at the current Mexico City airport , but also be an example of how you can carry out a rational, austere policy based on honesty that needs to establish itself as the way to live and the way to govern in our country.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

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