Etymology:¬†From , from austerus "dry, harsh, sour, tart," from austeros "bitter, harsh," especially "making the tongue dry" (originally used of fruits, wines), related to auos "dry".
- grim or severe in manner or appearance; stern; strict
- lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
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