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What is another word for austere?

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Severe or strict in manner or attitude
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“Davies' book portrays Bill Nicholson as an austere manager who finds it difficult to relate to players while regularly accusing them of lacking the guts of former generations of footballers.”
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Self-disciplined or ascetic
“But what tempts these youngsters to leave the security of home and lucrative jobs for an austere lifestyle of development work overseas?”
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Having a plain and unadorned appearance
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“Harris' influence, however, isn't apparent in the serious, austere, and occasionally beautiful music on this disk.”
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“In neighboring Buddhist Tibet, on the high plateau in an austere environment, live the Brokpa herders.”
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Having a forbidding or cold appearance or nature
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“He comes over as a rather serious, studious and austere man, but there is clearly another side to him.”
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Harsh, oppressive, and difficult to bear or endure
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Very severe, oppressive, or strict
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Not friendly or sociable
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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Unsympathetic, harsh, or callous
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Resembling or suggestive of monks or their way of life, especially in being austere, solitary, or celibate
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Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
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Sharp or severe in manner or style
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To a total, utter or complete degree
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Sparing or economical as regards money or food
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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Not perfected
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Not excessively bright, flashy or showy
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