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Synonyms for austere

Synonyms for (adjective) austere

Synonyms: ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan Definition: practicing great self-denial Usage: Be systematically 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

Similar words: abstemious Definition: sparing in consumption of especially food and drink Usage: the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious- John Galsworthy

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

Similar words: nonindulgent, strict Definition: characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint

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

Similar words: plain Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building