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austere
used in Measure for Measure

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Definition
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • th' austereness of my life
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A Room in ANGELO'S house (83% in)
austereness = a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
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