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Synonyms of austere

Adjective


1. austere, severe, stark, stern, plain (vs. fancy)

usage: severely simple; "a stark interior"

2. austere, stern, nonindulgent (vs. indulgent), strict

usage: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

3. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan, abstemious (vs. gluttonous)

usage: practicing great self-denial; "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"

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