What does it mean to be austere?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Not flamboyant, not 'Hello, how's it going?" with everybody.
I would not go as far as "strict and unyielding" - that seems actively unpleasant.
"Austere" is more of a quiet unworldliness.
- 1 month ago
strict and unyielding … like nurse-ratched on "one flew over cuckoo's nest".