how to pronounce austerity

/ˌɔːsˈtɛɹɪtiː/

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austerity is pronounced in four syllables

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ɔːstɛɹɪt

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An example use of austerity in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… tends to reproduce austerity right it's …”

meanings of austerity

noun:

  1. A policy of deficit-cutting, which by definition requires lower spending, higher taxes, or both.
  2. Sourness and harshness to the taste.
  3. Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.
  4. Freedom from adornment; plainness; severe simplicity.

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