KJV Dictionary Definition: auster
AUS'TER, n. L. The south wind.
AUSTE'RE, a. L. Austerus.
1. Severe; harsh; rigid; stern; applied to persons; as an austere master; an austere look.
2. Sour; harsh; rough to the taste; applied to things; as austere fruit, or wine.
AUSTE'RELY, adv. Severely; rigidly; harshly.
1. Severity in manners; harshness; austerity.
2. Roughness in taste.
AUSTER'ITY, n. L. austeritas. Severity of manners or life; rigor; strictness; harsh discipline. It is particularly applied to the mortifications of a monastic life, which are called austerities.