Definitions for frugalˈfru gəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.
entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager.
* Syn: See economical.
Origin of frugal:
1590–1600; < L frūgālis economical
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
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