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austerity

noun

1 austerity

The trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures).

synonyms: asceticism, nonindulgence.

Roget 895: discourtesy; ill breeding; ill manners, bad manners, ungainly manners; insuavity; uncourteousness, etc. adj.; rusticity, inurbanity; illiberality, incivility displacency.    ... show more

Roget 955: asceticism, puritanism, sabbatarianism; cynicism, austerity; total abstinence; nephalism.    mortification, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, flagellation; penance etc. ... show more

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 395: unsavoriness etc. adj.; amaritude; acrimony, acridity (bitterness) 392.2; roughness etc. (sour) 397; acerbity, austerity; ... show more

Roget 988: impiety; sin etc. 945; irreverence; profaneness etc. adj.; profanity, profanation; blasphemy, desecration, sacrilege; scoffing ... show more

Dutch: ascese, ascetisme, bezuiniging, inlevering, onthechting, strengheid, versterving
Polish: ascetyzm, asceza




Moby thesaurus: Albigensianism, Catharism, Franciscanism, Lenten fare, Sabbatarianism, Spartan simplicity, Spartanism, Trappism, Waldensianism, Yoga, abstinence, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, astringency, austerity program, authoritarianism, baldness, bareness, candor ... show more.

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