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A couple of questions had taken me to that cold austere corner of war with its concrete, mesh and bars. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is a place of austere but majestic beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It would be in keeping with these austere economic times and might appeal to this very modern couple. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Others had a different gripe with his austere approach to soldiers' lifestyles. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Here is the winningly witty combination of high culture and low life, both austere and sumptuous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is of massive value, especially in austere economic times and for people reliant of food banks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A very austere life is truly unimaginable to people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was widely respected for his pious and austere way of life, dressing in skins and eating only herbs. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)In a beautiful, austere church there's liturgical music playing and rare religious artwork. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As it happens, this austere German approach yielded quiet pleasures of its own. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Ahead of me the Moon hung cold and austere, her seas and mountains picked out in sharp grey tones. Anti-Ice (1993)This one is very new, and the room is still rather austere: simple chairs and tables importantly set with linen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'austere'
British English: austere ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as austere, you approve of its plain and simple appearance.
...a cream linen suit and austere black blouse.
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