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