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austere

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Etymology

From Old French, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] austerus (dry, harsh, sour, tart), from Greek αὐστηρός (austēros), bitter, harsh), especially making the tongue dry (originally used of fruits, wines), related to αὔω (auō), to singe), αὖος (auos), dry).

Pronunciation

Adjective

austere (comparative auster, superlative er)

Positive
austere

Comparative
auster

Superlative
er

  1. grim or severe in manner or appearance; stern; strict
  2. lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
    The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.

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Italian

Adjective

austere pl.

  1. Feminine form of austero.

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