austerity


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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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"Ah," said the Saint, with sudden austerity, "your confession suggests a very grave possibility.
When Mrs Deborah, putting on the gravity of a judge, with somewhat more than his austerity, began an oration with the words, "You audacious strumpet!" in which she proceeded rather to pass sentence on the prisoner than to accuse her.
The king unconsciously straightened up like a monu- ment, and said, with frozen austerity:
And this is one of those gales whose memory in after-years returns, welcome in dignified austerity, as you would remember with pleasure the noble features of a stranger with whom you crossed swords once in knightly encounter and are never to see again.
There, plunged more deeply than ever in his dear books, which he quitted only to run for an hour to the fief of Moulin, this mixture of learning and austerity, so rare at his age, had promptly acquired for him the respect and admiration of the monastery.
But he loves it for its elegancy, not for its austerity. It seems not worth his while to be solemn and denounce with bitterness flesh-eating or wine-drinking, the use of tobacco, or opium, or tea, or silk, or gold.
It might be partly owing to the studied austerity of her dress, and partly to the lack of demonstration in her manners.
His countenance rather gained in austerity; and he scarcely opened his lips.
Her black dress, simple to austerity, suggested her bereaved condition, and I was innocently astonished that notwithstanding a real emotion she was able to dress the part she had to play according to her notions of seemliness.
Philip thought it was excitement which had brought a faint colour to her pale cheeks; he was touched by her child-like delight, and reproached himself for the austerity with which he had treated her.
Whom hast thou denied?" he suddenly asked with exulting austerity and authority in his voice.
Some days afterward, finding him sitting alone in his barroom, I cautiously approached the subject, when, greatly to my relief, the habitual austerity of his expression visibly softened into something that I took for condescension.