austere in Engels
adj. austere, dour, stark
adj. austere, stern, grave, stiff
«And not being able to bring her here!» The austere father of the preceding year contemplated himself with astonishment as he caught himself formulating this immoral wish.
displaying the pictures of all the family, the Frau Kommandeur, of an austere and frigid beauty, imitating the air and coiffure of the Empress; then the daughters, the Frauleine Kommandeur, clad in white,
They were grave, bland, austere and implacable in appearance. Several times they pushed Desnoyers out of their way as if they did not see him. They looked like nuns, but with revolvers under their habits.
to one living so far from home. The Romantica did not maintain her austere silence before the sister who had always venerated her superior instruction; so now the poor lady was overwhelmed with accounts
Captain Nicholas Seafort's austere voice filled the room.
The monks looked austere but waited for guidance from the elder.
There was no mistaking those austere features and that goatee beard.
Their suspense was, from one point of view, almost frivolous, but even the most austere of the monks were affected by it.
You know me as the austere man of science.
The austere simplicity of it gave him chills.
1. grave: serious, sober, stoical, stern, solemn, strict, formal
2. harsh: severe, forbidding, rigourous, rugged, stringent, difficult, rigid
3. severe: spartan, plain, rustic, puritanical, simple, abstemious, primitive
4. acerbic: bitter, sharp, astringent, acid, harsh, sour, rough