Austere is an adjective that is used to describe being severe or strict in terms of manner or attitude. simple, plain, harsh, serious. Uncompromising.
- He has a very ‘austere’ nature. This comes with advantages and disadvantages.
- Her ‘austere’ writing style has been one of the main contributing factors towards her success.
- She spoke in an ‘austere’ way, which really shocked her audience.