Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Severe; stern; strict; abstemious.

Part of speech: adjective

Sour and astringent.

Part of speech: adjective

Severely simple.

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Usage examples "austere":

  1. He looked very beautiful and austere to Sylvia. - "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.
  2. His had been plain and austere. - "The Green Flag", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. For a moment Warwick's austere life looked hard to him, love seemed sweet, submission possible; for in all the world this was the only woman who clung to him, and it was beautiful to cherish and be cherished after years of solitude. - "Moods", Louisa May Alcott.