Of or characteristic of ascetics or asceticism; self-denying; austere
Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous.
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Cold and forbidding
A difficulty that is likely to occur, esp. one that is inherent in a situation
Giving courage, confidence, or hope:
Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
The definition of grave is something that is serious or taken seriously or doing something in a solemn or sedate manner.
Requiring great effort or endurance:
Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
Absolutely necessary; urgent; compelling
That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
Extremely inquisitive or prying:
Of or like Procrustes or his actions
The definition of relentless is persistent or unyielding.
The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
Sharp means having a point or edge that is good for cutting or a sudden change.
The definition of stern is someone who is very serious or strict.
Harsh or severe:
Without adornment or embellishment; simple or plain.
Not compromising or yielding; firm; inflexible; determined
Not diminishing in intensity, pace, or effort:
The state of being abandoned or forsaken; loneliness:
A thing hard to bear; specific cause of discomfort or suffering, as poverty, pain, etc.
Unreasonably high in cost; exorbitant:
Clearly distinguished or delineated:
Cold and cutting; harsh
Of ancient Sparta or its people or culture
The quality or state of being rigid.
Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details:
Showing, characterized by, or given to self-indulgence:
(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
(Obs.) Gentle or kind
Mild and soothing; not sharp, harsh, etc.
(Of water) with little waves on the surface.
Sternly obstinate; unyielding:
The definition of grim is something that is so unpleasant it pushes you away.
Not fussy; casual, undemanding, uncomplicated, etc.
A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues, resulting in decreased flow of blood or other secretions.
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
The definition of extortionate is a price that is much too high, or the act of using threats or power to behave unfairly.
Having a menacing aspect:
Having the appearance of being suitable, correct, etc., but not really so
Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable:
Constituting or contributing to luxury; splendid, rich, comfortable, etc.
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