Definitions for frugalˈfru gəl
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economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting(adj)
"an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"
Avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else which is to be used or consumed; avoiding waste.
Origin: From frugalis "virtuous, thrifty"
economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time
obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune
Origin: [L. frugalis, fr. frugi, lit., for fruit; hence, fit for food, useful, proper, temperate, the dative of frux, frugis, fruit, akin to E. fruit: cf. F. frugal. See Fruit, n.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He was unbelievably frugal.
Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.
The queen is extraordinarily frugal as a person, the most she's into are a few race horses.
Holding the Games in a frugal way is not a slogan, it's a reality, we will make full use of our current sports facilities and strictly control construction costs.
The golden rule with kit is to take less than you think you need, you have to lug that all uphill, and no matter how frugal you are, you will find yourself after a week's touring at the post office with a box of stuff being posted home.
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- пестелив, икономиченBulgarian
- frugalCatalan, Valencian
- skromný, spořivýCzech
- taloudellinen, säästäväinen, niukkaFinnish
- sparsommelig, måteholden, frugal, nøysomNorwegian
- sparsam, frugalSwedish
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