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aus·ter·i·ty

 (ô-stĕr′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. aus·ter·i·ties
1. The quality of being austere.
2. Severe and rigid economy: wartime austerity.
3. An austere habit or practice.

austerity

(ɒˈstɛrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being austere
2. (often plural) an austere habit, practice, or act
3. (Economics)
a. reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods, esp when brought about by government policy
b. (as modifier): an austerity budget.

aus•ter•i•ty

(ɔˈstɛr ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. austere quality; severity of manner, life, etc.; sternness.
2. Usu., austerities. ascetic practices.
3. strict economy.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.austerity - the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)austerity - the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
self-denial, self-discipline - the trait of practicing self discipline
monasticism - asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience

austerity

austerity

noun
The fact or condition of being rigorous and unsparing:
Translations
prostotaúsporná opatření
afmatningbeskedenhedenkelhed
ankaruus
strogost
strangleiki, harka
厳格さ
엄격함
prostota
allvar
ความเคร่งครัด
darlıksadelikyalınlık
sự khắc khổ

austerity

[ɒsˈterɪtɪ] Nausteridad f

austerity

[ɔːˈstɛrɪti] naustérité f
the elegant austerity of these surroundings
BUT l'élégance austère de ce cadre.
a time of austerity → une période d'austérité

austerity

n
(= severity)Strenge f; (= simplicity)strenge Einfachheit, Schmucklosigkeit f; (of landscape)Härte f
(= hardship, shortage)Entbehrung f; after the austerity of the war yearsnach den Entbehrungen der Kriegsjahre; a life of austerityein Leben der Entsagung; austerity budgetSparhaushalt m; austerity measuresSparmaßnahmen pl

austerity

[ɒsˈtɛrɪtɪ] nausterità f inv

austere

(oːˈstiə) adjective
severely simple and plain; without luxuries or unnecessary expenditure. an austere way of life.
auˈsterity (-ˈste-) noun

austerity

تَقَشُّف úsporná opatření afmatning Strenge λιτότητα austeridad ankaruus austérité strogost austerità 厳格さ 엄격함 soberheid strenghet surowość austeridade экономия allvar ความเคร่งครัด darlık sự khắc khổ 严峻
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