Definitions for frugalˈfru gəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting(adj)

    avoiding waste

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. frugal(Adjective)

    Avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else which is to be used or consumed; avoiding waste.

  2. Origin: From frugalis "virtuous, thrifty"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frugal(noun)

    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

  2. Frugal(noun)

    obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune

  3. 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

  1. Laurie Rowell:

    He was unbelievably frugal.

  2. Hazrat Ali Ibn-e-Abi Talib, Nahj-ul-Balagha (Sermons and sayings Compilation):

    Be generous but not extravagant, be frugal but not miserly.

  3. Philip Beresford:

    The queen is extraordinarily frugal as a person, the most she's into are a few race horses.

  4. Mayor Wang Anshun:

    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.

  5. Mark Beaumont:

    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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