What is the opposite of luxury?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an abundant supply
Noun
Opposite of beauty or impressiveness
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of comfort, ease or enjoyment that has been provided or facilitated by something
Noun
Opposite of something done or allowed in a self-indulgent way
Noun
Opposite of having a magnificent or luxurious quality or characteristic
Noun
Opposite of something that is enjoyed or indulged in, especially on an infrequent basis
Noun
Opposite of magnificence or sumptuousness
Noun
Opposite of ease
Noun
Opposite of some hedonists, such as the Epicureans, have insisted that pleasure of the entire mind, not just pleasure of the senses, is the highest good
Noun
Opposite of a thing that is helpful or beneficial
Noun
Opposite of the state or characteristic of being exorbitant
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of great pleasure and happiness
“For such people, summer is congruous with added misery courtesy of the frequent power failures and water shortages.”
Noun
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of indicative, or showing signs, of wealth or luxury
“Though he decided against monastic life, he found the austere lifestyle an important model.”
Adjective
Opposite of very fine in quality and comfortable
“I was unable to justify the cost of the suit, which was made from cheap fabric.”
Adjective
Opposite of not needed or important
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