austerity measures

Definition of austerity measures

  1. :  things done to save money during difficult economic times The government has announced a series of austerity measures.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality or state of being austere: such as

    :  a stern and serious quality

    :  a plain and simple quality

measureplay measures
  1. :  an adequate or due portion

    :  a moderate degree

    :  moderation, temperance

  1. :  to choose or control with cautious restraint :  regulate

    :  to regulate by a standard :  govern

    :  to allot or apportion in measured amounts

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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