Complete Definition of "austere"

English

Etymology
From OF., from L. austerus "dry, harsh, sour, tart," from Gr. austeros "bitter, harsh," especially "making the tongue dry" (originally used of fruits, wines), related to auos "dry".

Pronunciation
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:rhymes|ɪÉ(r)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. grim or severe in manner or appearance; stern; strict
  2. lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy

Derived terms
austerity


Italian

Adjective
austere p

  1. feminine of|austero#Adjective|austero

Category:Italian adjective forms

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