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ɔˈstɪəraus·tere

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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.

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. Ambrose Bierce:

    The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

  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. Bertrand Russell:

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

  4. Vicente Sanchez:

    He should understand the risk, and that once he's elected, he doesn't owe it to himself, but to the country, he has too much desire to go down in history as an austere figure, close to the people.

  5. 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.

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