Crabbed vs Austere - What's the difference?

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Crabbed is a related term of austere.


As adjectives the difference between crabbed and austere

is that crabbed is bad-tempered or cantankerous while austere is austere.

As a verb crabbed

is (crab).

crabbed

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
  • Cramped, bent.
  • * 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
  • A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
    Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
    As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
  • (of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
  • Derived terms

    * crabbedly * crabbedness

    Verb

    (head)
  • (crab)
  • austere

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Grim or severe in manner or appearance
  • The headmistress was an austere old woman.
  • Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
  • The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.

    Synonyms

    * (grim or severe) stern, strict, forbidding * (lacking trivial decoration) simple, plain, unadorned, unembellished

    Antonyms

    * (not lacking trivial decoration) overwrought, flamboyant, extravagant, gaudy, flashy

    Derived terms

    * austerity * austerely