Austere and Harsh


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Austere adjective – Given to exacting standards of discipline and self-restraint.
Usage example: an austere conductor who is as tough on himself as he is on the orchestra

Harsh is a synonym for austere in severe topic. In some cases you can use "Harsh" instead an adjective "Austere", when it comes to topics like behaviour, attitude, plain, stern. popular alternative
Nearby Words: austerity, austerely
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Harsh adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: harsh conditions in the refugee camp

Austere is a synonym for harsh in severe topic. You can use "Austere" instead an adjective "Harsh", if it concerns topics such as behaviour, attitude, nasty, cruel. popular alternative
Nearby Words: harshness, harshly
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life austere life harsh life
style austere style harsh style
place austere place harsh place
personality austere personality harsh personality
Other nouns: conditions, deconstruction, lifestyle, measures.
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