Austere - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɔːˈstɪr|  American pronunciation of the word austere
Brit.  |ɒˈstɪə|  British pronunciation of the word austere

adjective

- severely simple (syn: severe, stark, stern)
- of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect(syn: stern)

an austere expression

- practicing great self-denial(syn: ascetic, ascetical, spartan)

a desert nomad's austere life

Examples

They choose austere furnishings for the office.

He was known for his austere style of writing.

They lived an austere life in the country.

They would be gentle, not austere.

To these austere fanatics a holiday was an object of disgust.

Her father is a very austere man.

Cuthbert led an austere life of prayer and solitude.

a desert nomad's austere life

His austere and basically humble personality imposes a curious damp propriety upon his memorial.

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