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See definition of austere on Dictionary.com
  • adj.severe in manner
  • adj.refraining; abstinent
  • adj.grim, barren

synonyms for austere

  • exacting
  • forbidding
  • formal
  • rigid
  • sober
  • somber
  • stringent
  • ascetic
  • astringent
  • cold
  • earnest
  • grave
  • grim
  • hard
  • harsh
  • inexorable
  • inflexible
  • obdurate
  • rigorous
  • serious
  • solemn
  • stern
  • stiff
  • strict
  • unfeeling
  • unrelenting
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antonyms for austere

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  • flexible
  • bland
  • calm
  • elaborate
  • encouraging
  • extravagant
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • luxurious
  • meek
  • mild
  • spending
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In some ways, the Olympics that Japan is hosting now will have the feel of the 1948 Games — austere, but for obviously different reasons.
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, much of that resistance came from within the dance world itself, and had more to do with breaking those austere traditions than with the politics of LGBTQ activism.
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The tension between austere geometric forms and random natural shapes has long been central to the artist’s style.
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There are austere pieces, notably Amy Finkelstein’s photo of a striking abstract collage.
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As should this unique red blend and a classic, austere rosé of pinot noir from the Finger Lakes.
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Physicists’ understanding had advanced, and their austere vision of matter had to be jettisoned.
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Jerry Brewer writes that this year’s NCAA tournament will feel austere, more Big Gathering than Big Dance.
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The sedateness of his deportment and the apparent regularity of his life delighted austere moralists.
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WORDS RELATED TO AUSTERE

  • abstinent
  • ascetic
  • austere
  • continent
  • frugal
  • moderate
  • moderating
  • restrained
  • self-denying
  • self-restrained
  • sober
  • sparing
  • temperate
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