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