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austerities, plural;
  1. Sternness or severity of manner or attitude
    • - he was noted for his austerity and his authoritarianism
  2. Extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance
    • - the room was decorated with a restraint bordering on austerity
  3. Conditions characterized by severity, sternness, or asceticism
    • - a simple life of prayer and personal austerity
  4. Difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce a budget deficit, esp. by reducing public expenditure
    • - a period of austerity
    • - austerity measures

  1. the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
  2. (austere) severely simple; "a stark interior"
  3. (austere) of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
  4. (austere) ascetic: practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
  5. In economics, austerity is when a government reduces its spending and/or increases user fees and taxes to pay back creditors. Austerity is usually required when a government's fiscal deficit spending is believed to be unsustainable.
  6. (Austere (band)) Austere is an anonymous electronic music group specializing in ambient, dark ambient, drone, glitch-ambient, downtempo-style drum and bass and minimalist music. ...
  7. (Austere (EP)) Austere is the first release by the band Sparta, just one year after break-up of their former band At the Drive-In.
  8. (Austere (song)) "Austere" is the debut single by Welsh Indie band The Joy Formidable on the Another Music = Another Kitchen record label. In a short review of the track The Times described it as "dreamy indie pop", and the track appeared on trailers for Channel 4's Skins.
  9. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline; Freedom from adornment; plainness; severe simplicity; Sourness and harshness to the taste
  10. (austere) Grim or severe in manner or appearance; Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
  11. (Austere) A term used to describe a wine that is unforthcoming – often they are young, tannic wines. They give little pleasure at the time, but it is likely that they will improve with age.
  12. (Austere) Wine-buff speak for a wine that is a bit too severe or restrained on the palate. Usually uncomplimentary, although some young wines destined for greater things may be 'austere' in their youth. Commonly used to describe young clarets.
  13. (Austere) A wine that is dominated by harsh acidity or tannin and is lacking the fruit needed to balance those components.
  14. (AUSTERE) Used to describe relatively hard, high-acid wines that lack depth and roundness. Usually said of young wines that need time to soften, or wines that lack richness and body.
  15. (Austere) Tough, dry and unforthcoming, often due to an unyielding tannic structure or high apparent acidity, or simply to the extreme youth of a wine.
  16. (Austere) Somewhat hard, with restrained fruit and character.
  17. (Austere) A descriptive term used for a wine that may be over dry, or highly acidic wine; sometimes describing a young wine.
  18. (austere) stern; severe; strict
  19. (Austere) This is another way to describe the dry, acidic wines that are shallow and hollow in body and flavor. This word is also used to describe a wine that is made with young grapes, grown in cooler climates, giving the wine a sharp pinch on the inside of the cheeks.
  20. (AUSTERE) Describes high-acid wines; sometimes used in reference to young wines.
  21. (AUSTERE) Usually used in description of dry, relatively hard and acidic wines that seem to lack depth and roundness. Such wines may soften a bit with age. Term often applied to wines made from noble grape varieties grown in cool climates or harvested too early in the season.
  22. (AUSTERE) [ Lk.19: 21,22] as applied to a man Stern; rigid, steadfast.
  23. (Austere) A Simple one-dimensional wine usually applied to young wines of ageworthy quality to denote unrealized potential or light yet acidic, not necessarily simple, as in a Chablis.
  24. (Austere) A negative description of a wine that is somewhat harsh on the palate.
  25. (Austere) A severe, almost Spartan quality that can result from tannin or acid (often in wine that needs more time to mature).