austere, severe, stark, stern(adj)
"a stark interior"
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
"an austere expression"; "a stern face"
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"
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.
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.]
The numerical value of austere in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of austere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
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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