Synonyms and Antonyms of austerity
voluntary restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites
- They moved off the grid to live a life of austerity.
asceticism, frugality, mortification, sacrifice, self-command, self-containment, self-denial, self-mastery
constraint, control, discipline, restraint, self-control, self-discipline
abnegation, abstention, avoidance, eschewal, forbearance
rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibility, sensibleness
abstinence, soberness, sobriety, teetotalism
moderateness, moderation, temperance, temperateness
excessiveness, immoderacy, immoderateness, immoderation, intemperance, intemperateness
the quality or state of being stern and serious in manner or appearance
- His air of austerity tends to put others off.
asceticism, austereness, monasticism
callousness, hard-heartedness, implacability, obduracy, obdurateness, pitilessness
determination, firmness, resolve, steadfastness
exactingness, hardness, harshness, inflexibility, rigidity, rigidness, rigor, rigorousness, severity, sternness, strictness, stringency
forbearance, indulgence, kindness, lenience, patience, softness, tenderness, tolerance
flexibility, gentleness, laxness, mildness
the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions
- His family spent years living in austerity during the recession.
belt-tightening, pinching, straitening
gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness
emergency, rainy day
beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, poverty, want