AUSTERE

austere

1. practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad''s austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"

2. severely simple; "a stark interior"

3. of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

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