Associations to the word «Austere»


AUSTERE, adjective. Grim or severe in manner or appearance
AUSTERE, adjective. Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy

Dictionary definition

AUSTERE, adjective. Severely simple; "a stark interior".
AUSTERE, adjective. Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face".
AUSTERE, adjective. Practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically 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".

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb