Austereness
Austereness Aus*tere"ness, n. 1. Harshness or astringent sourness to the taste; acerbity. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. Severity; strictness; austerity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • austereness — aus·tere·ness …   English syllables

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