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What is the opposite of luxury?

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Opposite of an inessential, desirable item, typically expensive or difficult to obtain
“I don't even like using my cell phone, but it's a necessity I can't do without.”
Opposite of a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense
“Compared with the austerity of the room, Robin seemed to be magnificently dressed.”
Opposite of a pleasure obtained only rarely
“As soon as schooling is held out as the gateway to opportunity, those who were formerly poor begin to suffer the added disadvantage of being dropouts.”
Opposite of grandeur, brilliance, lavishness or splendor
Opposite of the state or process of experiencing pleasure or joy in something
Opposite of an act, or the fact, of behaving in a self-indulgent way
Opposite of a situation in which food and other necessities are available in sufficiently large quantities
“He and his family lived in abject poverty until a lucky break enabled him to make a comeback.”
Opposite of privileged circumstances, especially denoted by wealth
“He was a single father of four children, had lived a life of hardship and hurt, and was barely making it financially.”
Opposite of comfort, ease or enjoyment that has been provided or facilitated by something
Opposite of grandeur or lavishness in nature or appearance
Opposite of a significant or considerable amount
Opposite of a devotion to the pursuit of (excessive) pleasure
Opposite of something that is helpful or beneficial
(punishment) Opposite of something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
(burden) Opposite of something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
“This is just another burden added on top of what is already a full plate.”
Opposite of indicative, or showing signs, of wealth or luxury
“Though he decided against monastic life, he found the austere lifestyle an important model.”
(of accommodation) Opposite of designed for luxury
“With very little in hand, all she could afford was a cramped motel room just outside the city.”
Opposite of very fine or luxurious in quality or standard
“I was unable to justify the cost of the suit, which was made from cheap fabric.”
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