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adjective austere pronunciation in American English /ɔˈstɪr/
  1. 1
    plain in style and without decoration
    The church is large and austere.
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  2. 2
    strict and serious in manner
    An austere, silent woman showed him around the small apartment.
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  3. 4
    severely reducing the amount of money that is spent, in a way that is likely to produce unpleasant effects
    austere measures
    austere economic policies
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