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Amid the economic crisis, with memories of austerity measures from past years still fresh, the nation voted to slash public spending on governance by chopping the size of its legislatures by a third.

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This is a non-starter in the post-pandemic age of austerity.

Economic stability was promptly replaced by recession and austerity in financial capitals and small towns around the world.

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Though DeJoy put some austerity measures on hold — since backstopped by four court orders — and called the timely delivery of election mail his “sacred” duty, suspicions persist.

Education leaders immediately compared it to the devastating austerity of the Great Recession.

Now cities are largely on their own, as austerity and gridlock grip Washington.

Our debates about federal budgets still revolve around degrees of imposed austerity.

Last weekend, demonstrators took to the streets of Italy's capital to protest against government-imposed austerity measures.

A big theme for the last several months has been the end of fiscal austerity.

Walmart is about to teach everybody a lesson in how austerity can affect the consumer economy—and quick.

It now became evident to him that both he and the Brethren had hitherto manifested insufficient austerity in life and doctrine.

Austerity banishes familiarity from family life and engenders constraint.

The extreme plainness of her dress lent an air of austerity to her face, and her features were proud and grave.

This proposal is, in our judgment, a bold attempt to get back the "Principles of 1834" in all their austerity.

She viewed life with a certain austerity, and in literature she had fortified herself against the shocks of time.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to austerity, such as: rigor, acerbity, asperity, astringence, coldness, and exactness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.