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austerity

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2 the quality or state of being stern and serious in manner or appearance
  • His air of austerity tends to put others off.

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3 the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions
  • His family spent years living in austerity during the recession.

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The first known use of austerity was in the 14th century

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“Austerity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/austerity. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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