Austerity in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Austerity

a state of reduced spending that causes people to live without luxuries

Examples of Austerity in a sentence

During a time of austerity, the government shut down all spending except for fundamental services. 🔊

Because he had grown up in a state of austerity, the impoverished child did not know what it was like to have excess. 🔊

The great famine was a time of austerity for most families since few could afford to each much less spend on extras. 🔊

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