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
Australian, New Zealand 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