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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, which by definition requires lower spending, higher taxes, or both.
     4. n. (obsolete) Sourness and harshness to the taste.

Example Sentences

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


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