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.
It's frugal innovation at its best, with the right resources and mentoring, they can do so much more. And these can be applied in slums, in cities everywhere.
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Translations for frugal
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- пестелив, икономиченBulgarian
- frugalCatalan, Valencian
- skromný, spořivýCzech
- صرفه جوییPersian
- taloudellinen, säästäväinen, niukkaFinnish
- sparsommelig, måteholden, frugal, nøysomNorwegian
- sparsam, frugalSwedish
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