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Definition of Austerity


  1. Sourness and harshness to the taste.
  2. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.
  3. Plainness; freedom from adornment; severe simplicity.

Austerity Quotations

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.

I grew up in austerity in the 1940s and 1950s.
David Hockney

The world has conducted a massive macro-economic experiment since the cataclysm of 2008. In Europe, the fans of austerity have had their chance, and the results have been a disaster.
Eliot Spitzer

Democracies can't handle austerity measures very well.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

People are increasingly frustrated that decisions taken further and further away from them mean their living standards are slashed through enforced austerity or their taxes are used to bail out governments on the other side of the continent.
David Cameron
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Austerity Translations

austerity in Italian is limitazione
austerity in Spanish is restriccion, austeridad

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