aus·ter·i·ty noun \ȯ-ˈster-ə-tē, -ˈste-rə- also -ˈstir-ə-\
: a simple and plain quality : an austere quality
: a situation in which there is not much money and it is spent only on things that are necessary
austerities : things that are done to live in a simple and plain way
: the quality or state of being austere
a : an austere act, manner, or attitude
b : an ascetic practice
: enforced or extreme economy
Examples of AUSTERITY
- the austerity of the design
- The austerity of their lifestyle was surprising.
- They lived through years of austerity after the war.
- the austerities practiced by monks
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