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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Albigensian, Catharist, Franciscan, Lenten, Sabbatarian, Spartan, Spartanic, Trappist, Waldensian, abstemious, abstinent, amaroidal, anchoritic, ascetic, astringent, authoritarian, bald, bare, basic, biting, bitter, bleak, candid, chaste, common, commonplace, demanding, direct, dour, dry, dull, dwarfed, dwarfish, earnest, elementary, eremitic, essential, exacting, exigent, exiguous, flagellant, frank, frugal, fundamental, grave, grim, hard, harsh, homely, homespun, homogeneous, impoverished, inclement, indivisible, inornate, irreducible, jejune, keen, lean, limited, matter-of-fact, meager, mean, mendicant, mere, meticulous, miserly, monolithic, mortified, narrow, natural, neat, niggardly, of a piece, open, paltry, parsimonious, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, poor, primal, primary, prosaic, prosing, prosy, puny, pure, pure and simple, puritanical, rigoristic, rough, rugged, rustic, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, self-denying, serious, severe, sharp, simon-pure, simple, simple-speaking, single, skimp, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, sober, somber, spare, sparing, stark, starvation, stern, stingy, stinted, straightforward, straitened, strict, stringent, stunted, subsistence, thin, tough, unadorned, unaffected, uncluttered, undecorated, undifferenced, undifferentiated, unelaborate, unembellished, unfancy, unfussy, ungentle, uniform, unimaginative, unnourishing, unnutritious, unornamented, unornate, unpoetical, unsparing, unvarnished, watered, watery, wedded to poverty
Dictionary Results for austere:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
austere
    adj 1: severely simple; "a stark interior" [syn: austere,
           severe, stark, stern]
    2: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in
       aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face" [syn:
       austere, stern]
    3: 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" [syn:
       ascetic, ascetical, austere, spartan]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Austere \Aus*tere"\, [F. aust[`e]re, L. austerus, fr. Gr. ?, fr.
   ? to parch, dry. Cf. Sear.]
   1. Sour and astringent; rough to the state; having acerbity;
      as, an austere crab apple; austere wine.
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   2. Severe in modes of judging, or living, or acting; rigid;
      rigorous; stern; as, an austere man, look, life.
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            From whom the austere Etrurian virtue rose.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   3. Unadorned; unembellished; severely simple.
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   Syn: Harsh; sour; rough; rigid; stern; severe; rigorous;
        strict.
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