Definition of austerely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɒˈstɪəli//
    , BrE//ɔːˈstɪəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈstɪrli//
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  1. 1in a simple and plain way, without any decorations His art is austerely geometrical.
  2. 2strictly and seriously, or in a way that does not involve pleasure She lived austerely and in constant prayer.