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Dictionary definition for: Austere

1. (s) severely simple; "a stark interior"

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

3. (s) practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something 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"

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