“It looks spare and austere, but we spent 1,000 hours creating these,” Snoeren said.
The architecture of the WPA had a very distinct, and very consistent, aesthetic: austere Art Deco, bordering on the monolithic.
Like Najwa, she eventually found the austere lifestyle too trying.
It cuts across Christian denominations, from stern, austere sects to the signs-and-wonders culture of modern megachurches.
His investment in the opinions that he so elegantly articulated never superseded the austere truth.
Quickly the light died out of his face, leaving it stern and austere.
"I have done with you, Herbert Jameson," he said, with austere dignity.
A sinister, wrathful, and austere divinity who has no place in Triton's city.
And yet it must not be thought that his was an austere and grave existence.
Very young—but austere, dignified, and strange, genuinely and effortlessly strange.
early 14c., from Old French austere (Modern French austère) and directly from Latin austerus "dry, harsh, sour, tart," from Greek austeros "bitter, harsh," especially "making the tongue dry" (originally used of fruits, wines), metaphorically "austere, harsh," from PIE *saus- "dry" (cf. Greek auos "dry," auein "to dry"). Use in English is figurative: "stern, severe, very simple." Related: Austerely.