Associations to the word «Austerity»

Wiktionary

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

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza