Associations to the word «Austerity»


AUSTERITY, noun. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.
AUSTERITY, noun. Freedom from adornment; plainness; severe simplicity.
AUSTERITY, noun. (economics) A policy of deficit-cutting, which by definition requires lower spending, higher taxes, or both.
AUSTERITY, noun. (obsolete) Sourness and harshness to the taste.

Dictionary definition

AUSTERITY, noun. The trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures).

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King