HyperDic: austere

English > 3 senses of the word austere:
ADJECTIVEallaustere, severe, stark, sternseverely simple
allaustere, sternof a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
allaustere, ascetic, ascetical, spartanpracticing great self-denial
austere > pronunciation
Soundsaostih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > austere: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningseverely simple.
Synonymssevere, stark, stern
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishaustero, sobrio
Nounsausterenessextreme / extreme plainness
Adverbsausterelyin an austere fashion
English > austere: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect.
Example"an austere expression"
Synonymstern
Broadernonindulgent, strictCharacterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
Spanishaustero, duro, severo
Nounsausterenessextreme / extreme plainness
English > austere: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningPracticing great self-denial.
Example "a desert nomad's austere life"
Synonymsascetic, ascetical, spartan
Broaderabstemioussparing in consumption of especially food and drink
Spanishascético, austero, espartano
Catalanascètic, auster, espartà
Nounsausteritythe trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

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