Austere vs Opulent - What's the difference?

austere | opulent |


As adjectives the difference between austere and opulent

is that austere is austere while opulent is luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent.

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

    opulent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent.
  • Rich, sumptuous and extravagant.