Austere vs Morose - What's the difference?

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Austere is a related term of morose.


As adjectives the difference between austere and morose

is that austere is austere while morose is sullen]], gloomy; showing a [[brood|brooding ill humour.

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

    morose

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Sullen]], gloomy; showing a [[brood, brooding ill humour
  • Synonyms

    * melancholy * sulky * crabby * glum * grouchy * gruff * moody

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