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Definition of Austere

Austere

  1. Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity; as, an austere crab apple; austere wine.
  2. Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid; rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life.
  3. Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple.

Austere Quotations

I'm not shy in the spotlight. I might seem austere and even arrogant, but far from it, I'm actually shy.
Riccardo Muti

My apartment reflects my views as an architect. It is minimal, austere. The architecture doesn't impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place.
Bernard Tschumi

And the young people in the 1960's identified with it immediately, because, I guess the young people had been having years of repression really. They felt that the, you know, after the war everything was very austere, particularly in Europe.
George Martin

I am an austere president.
Jose Mujica

In masks outrageous and austere, The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite escaped my smile.
Elinor Wylie
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Austere Translations

austere in German is entsagend, ernst
austere in Italian is solido, severo
austere in Spanish is austero
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