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austere

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adjective
  • without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic [Princeton Review]
  • severely and strictly moral; having no pleasures or comforts [Barron]
  • markedly simple or unadorned [Taisha]
  • severely moral and strict; simple and plain [Nandigam]

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