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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
frōō′gal, adj. economical in the use of means: thrifty.—ns. Fru′galist, one who is frugal; Frugal′ity, economy: thrift.&mdasmdash;adv. Fru′gally. [L. frugalis—frugi, fit for food—frux, frugis, fruit.]
The numerical value of frugal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of frugal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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.
We need to save money and be frugal because we don't know what politics will be like in the future.
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.
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- пестелив, икономиченBulgarian
- frugalCatalan, Valencian
- skromný, spořivýCzech
- taloudellinen, säästäväinen, niukkaFinnish
- sparsommelig, måteholden, frugal, nøysomNorwegian
- sparsam, frugalSwedish
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