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austerity

US [ɔˈsterəti]
UK [ɔːˈsterəti]
  • n.苦行;朴素;(经济的)紧缩;严格节制消费
  • Web节俭;严峻;简朴
Plural Form:austerities  
austerity
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n.
1.
[u]
(经济的)紧缩;严格节制消费a situation when people do not have much money to spend because there are bad economic conditions
War was followed by many years of austerity.
紧随战争的是多年的经济紧缩。
2.
[u]
苦行;禁欲the quality of being austere
the austerity of the monks' life
僧侣的禁欲生活
3.
[c][usupl]
艰苦;朴素something that is part of an austere way of life
the austerities of wartime Europe
战时欧洲的艰苦生活

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