英 [ɒ'sterɪtɪ; ɔː-]
- austerity (n.)
- mid-14c., "sternness, harshness," from Old French austerite "harshness, cruelty" (14c.) and directly from Late Latin austeritatem (nominative austeritas), from austerus (see austere). Of severe self-discipline, from 1580s; hence "severe simplicity" (1875); applied during World War II to national policies limiting non-essentials as a wartime economy.
- 1. It was an era of austerity.
- 2. War was followed by many years of austerity.
- 3. A peculiar austerity marked his judgments of modern life.
- 4. War was followed by many years of austerity.
- 5. The austerity measures will have little immediate adverse effect on the average Moroccan.
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