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Dictionary entry overview: What does austerity mean?
• AUSTERITY (noun)
The noun AUSTERITY has 1 sense:
1. the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
Familiarity information: AUSTERITY used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
Hypernyms ("austerity" is a kind of...):
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "austerity"):
monasticism (asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience)
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