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austereness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Austereness  \Aus*tere"ness\,  n. 
  1.  Harshness  or  astringent  sourness  to  the  taste;  acerbity. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Severity;  strictness;  austerity.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  austereness 
  n  :  extreme  plainness  [syn:  {severeness}] 




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