Synonyms for Austere:
stark, stern, severe.
parsimonious, trappist, abstemious, miserly, hermit-like, repentant, ascetic, teetotaling, lenten, celibate, severe, stoic, disciplined, franciscan, penitential, monastic, spartan, stark, dry, abstinent.
economical, thrifty, moderate, parsimonious, cheeseparing, prudent, self-denying, spartan, stingy, sparing, cheap, frugal.
•grim, barren (adjective)
bare, unadorned, plain, severe, clean, simple, spare, spartan, stark, bleak, bald, dour.
formative, basic, chaste, unsullied, nascent, sinless, untainted, undiluted, honorable, blameless, faultless, fundamental, foundational, immaculate, stainless, unadulterated, indivisible, basal, aboriginal, Simon-pure, primary, simple, undefiled, elementary, innocent, unadorned, monolithic, purebred, uncluttered, stark, white, decent, clean, prime, clear, plain, essential, unalloyed, atomic, bare, untarnished, unblemished, primal, pure, irreducible, guiltless, virtuous, elemental, angelic, spotless.
•refraining; abstinent (adjective)
economical, self-denying, puritanical, chaste, abstemious.
acrimonious, exacting, keen, caustic, raw, icy, obstinate, cutting, dry, authoritarian, rigid, crisp, basic, meticulous, blunt, piquant, stern, dour, brusque, intolerant, gruff, strict, acerbic, intense, obdurate, fundamental, spare, stringent, curt, lean, sharp, strait-laced, prudish, relentless, imperial, harsh, stark, abrupt, precise, frosty, cool, brisk, chilly, tart, stiff-necked, critical, demanding, severe, astringent, disciplined, draconian, uncompromising, acute, inflexible, ascetic, rigorous, grim, unbending, censorious, correct, spartan, short, oppressive, hidebound, puritanical, bleak.
•severe in manner (adjective)
harsh, grim, astringent, obdurate, strict, ascetic, rigid, sober, rigorous, exacting, stern, stringent, inflexible.
refined, terse, candid, direct, bald, unadulterated, crystalline, uncomplicated, unalloyed, spare, chaste, elementary, childlike, pure, clear, unsophisticated, artless, innocent, plain, bare, simple.
petty, closefisted, tight, abstemious, penny-pinching, Hard-fisted, ascetic, thrifty, cheeseparing, mean, narrow-fisted, parsimonious, meager, stingy, spartan, miserly, frugal.
moderate, frugal, ascetic, restrained, Sober-minded, abstinent, self-denying, temperate, sober, conservative, Abnegating, self-depriving, prudent.
n.hardline. gracious, enclosed, attitude, living, bohemian, hot, back-to-nature, inactive, fast, new age. thrift, Economies, ungenerous, economic, careful. •austere (noun)
ascetic, spartan, abstemious, severe, ascetical, stark, plain, stern, nonindulgent.
study atsevere, for bidding, modest.
plainly, simply, functional.
gracious, back-to-nature, hardline, bohemian. living, new age, enclosed. inactive. fast. •undecorated
plainly, simply, functional.
•Other relevant words:
enclosed, nonindulgent, ascetical, modest, fast, new age, hardline, back-to-nature, gracious.
Usage examples for austere
The earth is grey and dusty, the forms of hill and valley are austere and monotonous; even the vegetation seems to sympathise with the uninteresting soil from which it springs. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds