1. austerity

noun. ['ˌɔˈstɛrɪti'] the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures).


  • nonindulgence
  • self-denial
  • monasticism
  • asceticism


  • -ity (English)
  • -ité (French)
  • austere (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Austerity

  • unpopularity
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  • dexterity
  • vulgarity
  • severity
  • asperity
  • clarity
  • verity
  • varity
  • rarity
  • gerrity
  • gerety
  • garrity
  • charity

Example sentences of the word austerity

1. Noun, singular or mass
The middle class used to save their way to financial comfort over years of steadfast austerity.

Quotes containing the word austerity

1. The flaw in, say, austerity, is that its success is predicated on the relative exactitude of math rather than the shifting, liquid imperfection of people's lives.
- Steven Weber