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Overview of adj austere

The adj austere has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) austere, severe, stark, stern

(severely simple; "a stark interior")

2. austere, stern

(of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face")

3. ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan

(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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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