Synonyms of austere in English:

austere


See definition of austere

adjective

1‘he was a conscientious and outwardly austere man’

SYNONYMS

severe, stern, strict, harsh, unfeeling, stony, steely, flinty, dour, grim, cold, frosty, frigid, icy, chilly, unemotional, unfriendly, formal, stiff, stuffy, reserved, remote, distant, aloof, forbidding, mean-looking, grave, solemn, serious, unsmiling, unsympathetic, unforgiving, uncharitable

hard, rigorous, stringent, unyielding, unbending, unrelenting, inflexible, illiberal, no-nonsense

informal hard-boiled, hard-nosed

NZ Australian informal solid

ANTONYMS

genial

2‘I still enjoy this austere and disciplined life’

SYNONYMS

strict, self-denying, self-abnegating, moderate, temperate, sober, simple, frugal, spartan, restrained, self-restrained, self-disciplined, non-indulgent, ascetic, puritanical, self-sacrificing, hair-shirt, abstemious, abstinent, celibate, chaste, continent

moral, upright

ANTONYMS

immoderate

3‘the buildings around me were understated and austere’

SYNONYMS

plain, simple, basic, functional, modest, unadorned, undecorated, unornamented, unembellished, unostentatious, unfurnished, uncluttered, unfussy, without frills, subdued, muted, restrained

stark, bleak, bare, bald, clinical, sombre, severe, spartan, ascetic

informal no frills

ANTONYMS

ornate