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
As a verb crabbed
Bad-tempered or cantankerous.
* 1800(?) Robert Southey, Winter
- A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee,
- Old Winter, with a rugged beard as grey
(of handwriting) Crowded together and difficult to read.
- As the long moss upon the apple-tree;
Grim or severe in manner or appearance
Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
- The headmistress was an austere old woman.
- The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.
* (grim or severe) stern, strict, forbidding
* (lacking trivial decoration) simple, plain, unadorned, unembellished
* (not lacking trivial decoration) overwrought, flamboyant, extravagant, gaudy, flashy