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austerity


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austerity
     1. n. Severity of manners or life, extreme rigor or strictness, harsh discipline.
     2. n. Freedom from adornment, plainness, severe simplicity.
     3. n. (economics) A policy of deficit-cutting, lower spending, and a reduction in the amount of benefits and public services provided.

Example Sentences

No doubt the companionship was also a welcome intrusion into a life of isolation and austerity

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