Definitions for frugalˈfru gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fru•gal*ˈfru gəl(adj.)

  1. economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.

  2. entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager.

* Syn: See economical.

Origin of frugal:

1590–1600; < L frūgālis economical

fru′gal•ly(adv.)

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

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