austere (Meaning)

Wordnet

austere (s)

severely simple

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

practicing great self-denial

Webster

austere ()

Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine.

Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life.

Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple.

austere Sentence Examples

  1. The monk's austere cell was devoid of any luxuries, reflecting his vow of poverty.
  2. The government's austere budget measures led to significant cuts in public spending.
  3. The spartan furnishings of the cabin gave it an austere appearance.
  4. Her dress was austere and unadorned, reflecting her minimalist style.
  5. The austere landscape stretched as far as the eye could see, devoid of vegetation or human habitation.
  6. The company implemented austere measures to reduce costs and improve profitability.
  7. The scientist's laboratory had an austere atmosphere, with only the bare essentials for his experiments.
  8. The austere lifestyle of the ascetic allowed him to focus on spiritual matters.
  9. The castle's austere facade stood in stark contrast to its opulent interior.
  10. The austere regulations imposed by the organization limited the freedom of its members.

FAQs About the word austere

severely simple, of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect, practicing great self-denialSour and astringent; rough to the state; having ace

tough, authoritarian,strict, severe, stern, rigorous, rigid, harsh, demanding, heavy-handed

indulgent, soft, lax, undemanding, kind, easygoing, mild, lax, mild, gentle

The monk's austere cell was devoid of any luxuries, reflecting his vow of poverty.

The government's austere budget measures led to significant cuts in public spending.

The spartan furnishings of the cabin gave it an austere appearance.

Her dress was austere and unadorned, reflecting her minimalist style.