Austere vs Opulent - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between austere and opulent
is that austere
is austere while opulent
is luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent.
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
Luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent.
Rich, sumptuous and extravagant.