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Austere vs Frosty - What's the difference?

austere | frosty | Related terms |

Austere is a related term of frosty.


As an adjective austere

is austere.

As a proper noun frosty is

a generic name for a snowman.

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

    frosty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Cold, chilly.
  • The air was frosty ; I could see my breath and walked quickly with my hands in my pockets.
    I'd like a frosty milkshake.
  • Having frost on it.
  • The frosty pumpkin is the sign of the end of the growing season, soon the greenery will wither and harvest end for the year.
  • (figuratively) Having an aloof or inhospitable manner.
  • After the divorce, she was civil but frosty to her ex.