Definition of 'austerity'
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The Government says this austerity is essential to reduce the national debt. The Sun (2016)He also advised the Government on the austerity programme which actually turned out to be a disaster. The Sun (2016)As the UK austerity drive gets going, the focus on public sector spend has become razor sharp. Computing (2010)This brings me a full circle to our cultural resistance to simplicity and austerity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An austerity drive may tempt drinkers to give up wine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The austerity package is needed to help to pay the debts left by the international bailout. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The precondition for negotiations over a third bailout will be more austerity and economic reforms. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The longer it continues the smaller the chances we have to avoid another round of austerity measures. The Sun (2011)Labour combined an incomes policy with an austerity policy. After Thatcher (1989)There is no need for another austerity budget. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Spain has also introduced a tough austerity programme to bring its deficit under control. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The country is facing a general strike next week as the popular revolt against austerity measures intensifies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Safety campaigners have warned of the dangers of cuts to road budgets under the austerity programme. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He thinks that the coalition is going too far with its austerity programme. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This weekend gloomy government talk of austerity and spending cuts stretching to the crack of doom has been temporarily suspended. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The man without a voice will be seen as the spokesman for those who have suffered during the austerity drive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Greece claims to have finalised an austerity package that will grant it an extra two years to meet fiscal targets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Throughout his life he continued to live in the conditions of austerity and simplicity that he had adopted as a monk. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)And then the Government passes the problem on to the people with an austerity programme. The Sun (2013)But that doesn't make austerity a successful policy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One scenario could see him attempt to stage a comeback as an untainted saviour when voters balk at the painful reality of economic austerity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Belgium ground to a halt yesterday after unions called a general strike to protest against the government 's austerity measures. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More recently, government austerity measures have become a concern as healthcare spending is targeted in an attempt to reduce deficits. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They should give more moral and political support, holding summits in these countries and explaining to their people why austerity is necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This was a welcome relief from Cold War austerity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They explain that Greece's extreme austerity cuts had left him with financial woes which had pushed him over the edge. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'austerity'
British English: austerity /ɒˈstɛrɪtɪ/ NOUN
Austerity is a situation in which people's living standards are reduced because of economic difficulties.
...the years of austerity that followed the war.
- American English: austerity
- Arabic: تَقَشُّف
- Brazilian Portuguese: austeridade
- Chinese: 严峻
- Croatian: strogost
- Czech: úsporná opatření v době krize
- Danish: afmatning
- Dutch: soberheid
- European Spanish: austeridad
- Finnish: ankaruus
- French: austérité
- German: Strenge
- Greek: λιτότητα
- Italian: austerità
- Japanese: 厳格さ
- Korean: 엄격함
- Norwegian: strenghet
- Polish: surowość
- European Portuguese: austeridade
- Romanian: austeritate
- Russian: экономия
- Spanish: austeridad
- Swedish: allvar
- Thai: ความเคร่งครัด
- Turkish: darlık
- Ukrainian: суворість
- Vietnamese: sự khắc khổ
Definition of austerity from the Collins English Dictionary
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