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austere, severe, stark, sternadjective
"a stark interior"
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
"an austere expression"; "a stern face"
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"
Grim or severe in manner or appearance
The headmistress was an austere old woman.
Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: austerus, Lat.
When men represent the Divine nature, as an austere and rigorous master, always lifting up his hand to take vengeance; such conceptions must unavoidably raise terrour. John Rogers.
Austere Saturnius, say,
From whence this wrath? or who controuls thy sway? Alexander Pope.
Th’ austere and pond’rous juices they sublime,
Make them ascend the porous soil, and climb
The orange-tree, the citron, and the lime. Richard Blackmore.
Austere wines, diluted with water, cool more than water alone, and at the same time do not relax. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine
severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life
unadorned; unembellished; severely simple
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
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. austēros—au-ein, to dry.]
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The numerical value of austere in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of austere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of austere in a Sentence
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.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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.
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.
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.
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