What does austere mean?

1a : stern and cold in appearance or manner an austere Puritan. b : somber, grave an austere critic. 2 : morally strict : ascetic. 3 : markedly simple or unadorned an austere office an austere style of writing.

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What is the meaning and pronunciation of austerity?

/ɔˈstɛrət̮i/ (pl. austerities) 1[uncountable] 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. austerity measures and economic reforms.