Translation of austere in Spanish:

austere

austero, adj.

Pronunciation /ɔˈstɪr//ɒˈstɪə//ɔːˈstɪə/

adjective

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    (decor/person/lifestyle) austero
    (features) severo
    • On a technical level, the look of the film is deceptively simple and austere.
    • But I must warn you, once we get past the hallway and into the room, the occupants are rather strict and austere.
    • The compound loomed in front of him, the cement walls austere and forbidding.
    • Cookie, realizing exactly how her words must have sounded, cracked a smile as well, softening her austere expression somewhat.
    • Though he decided against monastic life, he found the austere lifestyle an important model.
    • The squadron face austere conditions in the desert, living under canvas.
    • He is seen, with some justification, as a cold, austere writer, one who belongs to a line that includes Thomas Mann and Samuel Beckett rather than more marketable writers.
    • The interior is breathtakingly austere in appearance; simple but effective use of lighting creates the appropriate atmosphere.
    • He has purchased a wide range of artwork, including colorful, cartoonish prints and wild abstracts framed in austere black mouldings.
    • Thank you for publicizing the hard work our Air Force professionals accomplish in such austere conditions.
    • The conditions are austere: one book for ten children, a tiny blackboard and a roof with holes.
    • They were the toilers and savers of the economic miracle generation who forswore luxuries in the austere postwar decades to reserve their place in the sun towards the end of their lives.
    • He is very reserved and austere, just as you would imagine a grand old man of ancient times to be.
    • Combining a depressing ending and austere realism with an idealistic, descriptive story is one of Hemingway's particulars of style.
    • Obvious concern was etched on her face, making it loose its austere quality.
    • He seems a somewhat austere and unsympathetic figure and his verses today seem dull and obscure, in translation at least.
    • The last thing I could remember is the physician giving me an anesthetic shot and Matik's austere expression.
    • Peter expected high standards, but his sometimes austere manner veiled a deep concern for people and an insight into the human condition.
    • Here is something designed to be functional and austere.
    • The space itself is minimally arranged: it is clinical, but not austere - a type of investigation room.
    • He is not magnetic but on the contrary cold and austere.
    • Like much of the liturgical music of the Orthodox tradition, Tavener's music is intentionally simple and even austere.
    • Bresson developed an austere formalist style that placed him in a pivotal role in the development of modern cinema.
    • He was gifted with a great sense of humour, and it was unsuspected by those who did not know him really well because of his austere appearance.
    • But what tempts these youngsters to leave the security of home and lucrative jobs for an austere lifestyle of development work in India?
    • His spokesman says the king is a reserved, austere man.
    • A drab, austere society had suddenly been plunged into a more competitive, glamorized world in the 1970s and 1980s.
    • He is the most rigorous, spare, austere of film-makers.
    • During her month in the 1950s, Hina had to endure strict discipline, austere meals, outdoor swimming and incessant tests.
    • He looks and sounds every inch the austere, reserved and respected university lecturer that he once was.
    • Harris's influence, however, isn't apparent in the serious, austere and occasionally beautiful music on this disk.
    • He comes over as a rather serious, studious and austere man, but there is clearly another side to him.
    • It was a gorgeous, awe-inspiring piece of modern machinery - almost Zen-like in its shining simplicity and austere precision.
    • Presentation is austere: the hardback, which is matt black with silvered lettering, has no dust jacket, no tables, and no illustrations.
    • All of this is presented in a style that is both austere and beautiful - plain as can be, yet suffused with an appreciation for artifice as a way of survival.
    • Creatures that occupy the Sonoran Desert have evolved over time to survive under notoriously austere conditions.
    • As well, the austere lifestyle chosen by King Ferdinand and his lords could be the medieval equivalent of today's self-improvement craze.
    • Hard-edged surfaces can make bathrooms seem cold and austere.
    • Justinian led an austere life, working hard for long hours and expecting the same of subordinates.
    • He was faulted for refusing to delegate and for favouring incompetent friends, while his austere and overbearing manner led to clashes with state governors and military commanders.
    • ‘He was taken away from his mother and brought up in a cold, austere home with little affection or comfort,’ Cynthia writes.
    • He was austere, dour, kind, and hard working.
    • Reflects Meyers: ‘Orwell's austere, dour, spartan and ascetic character as well as his tall, gangly figure was more Scottish than English.’
    • It forcibly reduces this complexity and diversity to an austere homogenous simplicity.
    • I have lived and worked in austere conditions, lifted and carried heavy equipment and never hesitated to assist in the effort to help the enemy die for their country.
    • On the other hand William was totally unpretentious and extremely austere in his living arrangements.
    • There was no simple retreat from austere aristocratic classicism to bourgeois romanticism.
    • These pieces are austere and unadorned in a way that I'd associate with Shaker simplicity and grace.
    • Ishmael was struck by the man's austere expression.
    • Discipline will be strict, meals will be austere and she will be allowed to write to her family only once a week.
    • Yes, well, it's almost a transformation of these serious and austere people.
    • At the moment I am considering making my website very austere and plain… you know, seeing that the prints themselves have enough to say without having to compete with the graphics, or something.
    • The cathedral, which must have been brilliantly decorated when it was a Catholic place of worship, is very austere in the Reformist manner.
    • She had no formal training but developed a rigorous, austere style, counter-pointed by a sensuous use of color, which she maintained for many decades.
    • Living conditions, austere at best, included leased warehouses not designed as living quarters or office space.
    • His cold manner, dogmatic socialism, and austere disposition did not endear him to everyone, least of all to Churchill, but he had a brilliant brain, and was too valuable to lose.
    • Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere like that of sculpture.
    • Church buildings and worship were austere and simple, and the service mainly consisted of lengthy sermons.
    • An austere and formal man, his affection for his wife and seven living children was minimal.
    • Everyone likes the warm and comforting feel of the garden - it is not austere.