austerity

  • 1 austerity — aus‧ter‧i‧ty [ɔːˈsterti, ɒ ǁ ɒː ] noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS bad economic conditions in which people do not have much money to spend: • her childhood memories of war time austerity * * * austerity UK US /ɒsˈterəti/ noun [U] ► ECONOMICS,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Austerity — Aus*ter i*ty, n.; pl. {Austerities}. [F. aust[ e]rit[ e], L. austerias, fr. austerus. See {Austere}.] 1. Sourness and harshness to the taste. [Obs.] Horsley. [1913 Webster] 2. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 austerity — [n1] severity acerbity, asperity, astringence, coldness, exactingness, exactness, formality, formalness, gravity, grimness, hardness, harshness, inclemency, inflexibility, obduracy, rigidity, rigor, seriousness, solemnity, sternness, stiffness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 austerity — I noun abstemiousness, austeritas, bare subsistence, chariness, closed purse, economicalness, economy, frugality, frugalness, good management, husbandry, lack of luxury, meagerness, scantiness, scrimping, self denial, self restraint, severe… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 austerity — /ɔ: steriti/, it. /au stɛriti/ s. ingl. (propr. austerità ) usato in ital. al femm. (econ., polit.) [assol., regime di restrizione delle spese statali e dei consumi privati: un periodo di a. ] ▶◀ austerità, economia, risparmio. ◀▶ consumismo,… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 6 austerity — (n.) mid 14c., sternness, harshness, from O.Fr. austerite harshness, cruelty (14c.) and directly from L.L. austeritatem (nom. austeritas), from austerus (see AUSTERE (Cf. austere)). Of severe self discipline, from 1580s; hence severe simplicity… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 austerity — /ausˈtɛriti, ingl. Hːˈstɛrɪtɪ/ [vc. ingl., dal fr. austérité, dal lat. austeritāte(m) «austerità»] s. f. inv. austerità, restrizione …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 8 austerity — [ô ster′ə tē] n. pl. austerities 1. the quality or condition of being austere 2. an austere act, habit, practice, or manner 3. tightened economy, as because of shortages of consumer goods …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Austerity — In economics, austerity is when a national government reduces its spending in order to pay back creditors. Austerity is usually required when a government s fiscal deficit spending is felt to be unsustainable. Development projects, welfare… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 austerity — aus|ter|i|ty [o:ˈsterıti, ɔ US o: ] n plural austerities 1.) [C usually plural, U] bad economic conditions in which people do not have much money to spend ▪ a time of great austerity after the war ▪ the austerities of post communist Eastern… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 austerity — [[t]ɔːste̱rɪti[/t]] austerities 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl, oft N n Austerity is a situation in which people s living standards are reduced because of economic difficulties. ...an economic austerity programme. ...the years of austerity which… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Austerity — A state of reduced spending and increased frugality in the financial sector. Austerity measures generally refer to the measures taken by governments to reduce expenditures in an attempt to shrink their growing budget deficits. Austerity measures… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 13 Austerity — Aus|te|ri|ty 〈[ɔstɛ̣rıtı] f.; ; unz.; Pol.〉 wirtschaftliche Sparsamkeit [engl., „Strenge, Härte“] * * * Austerity   [ɔ sterɪtɪ; englisch, zu lateinisch austerus »streng«, »einfach«] die, , Schlagwort für die von R. S. Cripps (1947 50… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 austerity — n. 1) to practice austerity 2) strict; wartime austerity * * * [ɒ sterɪtɪ] wartime austerity strict to practiceausterity …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 austerity — au·ste·ri·ty s.f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spec. nel linguaggio giornalistico, limitazione delle spese statali e dei consumi privati in caso di grave crisi economica: regime di austerity, clima di austerity; periodo in cui vige tale regime di… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 16 austerity — aus|ter|i|ty [ ɔ sterəti ] noun uncount 1. ) an economic policy by which a government reduces the amount of money it spends by a large amount: austerity measures/policies/programs 2. ) a situation in which economic conditions are bad and people s …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 austerity — UK [ɔːˈsterətɪ] / US [ɔˈsterətɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) an economic policy by which a government reduces the amount of money it spends by a large amount austerity measures/policies/programmes 2) a situation in which economic conditions are bad and …

    English dictionary

  • 18 austerity — /ɒsˈtɛrəti/ (say os teruhtee) noun (plural austerities) 1. austere quality; severity of manner, life, etc.; lack of luxury or ornament. 2. (usually plural) a severe or ascetic practice. –adjective 3. evincing austerity; adopted for the sake of,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 austerity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ post war, wartime (esp. BrE) ▪ economic, fiscal (esp. AmE) AUSTERITY + NOUN ▪ measures, plan, p …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 austerity — Synonyms and related words: Albigensianism, Catharism, Franciscanism, Lenten fare, Sabbatarianism, Spartan simplicity, Spartanism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, abstinence, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, astringency, austerity… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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