What does Austere mean?

Austere meaning in General Dictionary

Sour and astringent harsh on state having acerbity as an austere crab apple austere wine

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  • severely quick
  • exercising great self-denial
  • of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
  • Sour and astringent; rough to your condition; having acerbity; because, an austere crab apple; austere wine.
  • extreme in settings of judging, or lifestyle, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; since, an austere man, appearance, life.
  • Unadorned; unembellished; seriously simple.

Austere meaning in Urban Dictionary

1) recommending real hardship: imposing or suggesting physical hardship.2) Unsmiling: grimly unsmiling, humorless, or suggesting strict self-denial.3) Plain and without luxury: plain and simple, without deluxe or self-indulgence.4) Simple any way you like or design: severely basic in design or lines, without distractions or decoration.


Austere meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French austere (contemporary French aust


Austere meaning in General Dictionary

Sour and astringent; rough to your condition; having acerbity; because, an austere crab apple; austere wine.

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  • Severe in settings of judging, or lifestyle, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; because, an austere man, appearance, life.
  • Unadorned; unembellished; seriously simple.

Sentence Examples with the word Austere

His biographers state that he showed himself from the beginning very earnest in austere life and humility; and he became a recognized example of the virtues of a Dominican.

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