austere

austere
قَاسٍ \ austere: (of people) severe, self-controlled and serious: He always has an austere expression, and never smiles. bad, (worse, worst): (of things that are never good) serious; severe: a bad accident; a bad cold. brutal: having no feeling; cruel: a brutal war; a brutal act of violence. callous: (of the skin) hardened and thick. cruel: liking to hurt others; unkind; causing pain: It is cruel to lock up a child. He struck her a cruel blow. fierce: (of people, their actions and feelings) violent: a fierce attack; a fierce hatred. grim: very serious; ready to suffer or to make others suffer; not yielding; merciless: he faced his enemy with a grim smile. hard: firm; not soft: as hard as iron, not gentle; unkind; demanding complete obedience He’s a hard father. He’s hard on his children. harsh: (of people and punishments) hard; cruel. inhuman: cruel; lacking natural human kindness. merciless: showing no mercy. relentless: pitiless. rigid: stiff; not bending unable to bend. ruthless: merciless; pitiless: a ruthless enemy. severe: (of things) bad or violent, causing anxiety; (of people) hard and merciless: a severe illness; a severe judge. stern: severe demanding obedience: stern treatment; a stern father. stringent: (of conditions, rules, etc.) severe; demanding exact fulfilment. tough: not easily cut or torn or broken: tough meat; tough glass. violent: using force; fierce: a violent attack; a violent temper. virulent: very harmful to the health; poisonous; full of hate: a virulent disease; a virulent political speech. \ See Also عنيف، خبيث (خبيث)، جامد (جامد)، عديم الشفقة، صارم (صَارِم)، مؤلم (مُؤْلِم)، شنيع (شنيع)، وحشي (وَحْشِيّ)، غليظ (غليظ)‏

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  • austère — [ ostɛr ] adj. • 1120 « âpre »; lat. austerus, du gr. 1 ♦ Qui se montre sévère pour soi, ne s accorde aucun luxe ou plaisir. Un homme austère. ⇒ puritain, rigoriste, sévère, sobre, spartiate, stoïcien. Par ext. ⇒ dur, rigoureux. La vie austère d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • austère — AUSTÈRE. adj. des 2 g. Qui est rigoureux en ce qui regarde le traitement du corps, et qui mortifie les sens et l esprit. Religion austère. Règle austère. Jeûne austère. Mener une vie austère. Faire une pénitence austère. Il garde un silence… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • austere — AUSTERE. adj. de tout genre, Qui est rigoureux en ce qui regarde le traitement du corps. Religion austere. Ordre austere. regle austere. habit austere. mener une vie austere. faire une penitence austere. jeusne austere. deüil austere. Il signifie …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Severe in modes of judging, or living, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • austere — (adj.) early 14c., from O.Fr. austere (Mod.Fr. austère) and directly from L. austerus dry, harsh, sour, tart, from Gk. austeros bitter, harsh, especially making the tongue dry (originally used of fruits, wines), metaphorically austere, harsh,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • austere — [adj1] severe in manner ascetic, astringent, cold, earnest, exacting, forbidding, formal, grave, grim, hard, harsh, inexorable, inflexible, obdurate, rigid, rigorous, serious, sober, solemn, somber, stern, stiff, strict, stringent, unfeeling,… …   New thesaurus

  • austere — [ô stir′] adj. [ME < OFr < L austerus, harsh < Gr austēros, dry, harsh < auein, to dry < auos, dry < IE base * saus, dry > SEAR1] 1. having a severe or stern look, manner, etc.; forbidding 2. showing strict self discipline… …   English World dictionary

  • Austère — Austère, (frz. ostär) finster, streng, mürrisch; Austerität, austerité, Ernst, Strenge, finsteres Wesen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • austere — index astringent, bitter (penetrating), bleak (severely simple), caustic, draconian, harsh, rigid, severe …   Law dictionary

  • austere — *severe, stern, ascetic Analogous words: bald, *bare: unembellished, unadorned, unornamented, undecorated (see affirmative verbs at ADORN): dispassionate (see FAIR): rigorous, strict (see RIGID): grave, somber, *serious, sober, earnest Antonyms:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • austere — Austere, Austerus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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