What is another word for austerity?

Pronunciation: [ɔːstˈɛɹɪti] (IPA)

Austerity is often associated with a period of economic decline, when governments are forced to reduce spending and adopt strict fiscal policies to tackle budget deficits. However, there are many other words that can be used to convey the same sense of restriction or constraint, including frugality, parsimony, thrift, restraint, simplicity and moderation. These synonyms suggest a voluntary or deliberate choice to limit consumption or expenditures, rather than the necessity of a tough economic situation. They can also connote a sense of discipline, prudence or self-control, and may be seen as positive values in their own right, rather than mere austerity measures.

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What are the hypernyms for Austerity?

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What are the opposite words for austerity?

Austerity is a word that means simplicity, frugality, or restraint. Its antonyms, words that have the opposite meaning, include extravagance, indulgence, and excess. When we think of extravagance, we think of luxurious and excessive spending or indulgence in pleasure. On the other hand, austerity involves simplicity, minimalism, and restraint. Indulgence is another antonym that means the excessive pursuit of pleasure or enjoyment, often without regard for the consequences. Conversely, austerity involves making do with less and prioritizing necessities over luxuries. Finally, excess is the state of having too much of something, while austerity involves a lack of surplus or abundance.

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Usage examples for Austerity

There must be restraint, austerity, discipline-words must come to you easily but only because life has come to you with so great a pain ...
Hugh Walpole
He knew that a certain austerity of demeanour was the only practicable armour against many temptations.
William McFee
And the more I thought of it the more convinced I was that, not anything base, but austerity, command and a glassy clearness had lain in that long regard I had met on pushing at Billy's studio door and seeing her standing there....
"The Debit Account"
Oliver Onions

Famous quotes with Austerity

  • There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
  • The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity.
    Abraham Kuyper
  • Joyce for all his devotion to his art, terrible in its austerity, was a lad born with a song on one side of him, a dance on the other; two gay guardian angels every human ought to have.
    Sean O'Casey
  • Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity. Prosperity is what is doing us in.
    James Reston
  • That's what really interested me about India, the religious aspect-and the extravagance of it. There was so much of it; the temples had all these things crawling all over them. It was so alive and complicated compared to the relative austerity that I saw in Jewish and especially Protestant ceremonies. Not so much Catholic ceremonies, though. I always loved Catholicism for the same reason that I love Hinduism, they're so much alike: the kitsch, the colors, the incense, the saints and the pageantry.
    Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

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