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Definitions for (adjective) austere

Main entry: ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan Definition: practicing great self-denial Usage: 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

Main entry: stern, austere Definition: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect Usage: an austere expression; a stern face

Main entry: stern, austere, stark, severe Definition: severely simple Usage: a stark interior