What does frugal mean?

Definitions for frugal
ˈfru gəlfru·gal

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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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Frugal(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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

  1. Frugal

    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. frugalisfrugi, fit for food—frux, frugis, fruit.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frugal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frugal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of frugal in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    ...Enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man, acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter - with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more... a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

  2. Bunruen Klinnak:

    We need to save money and be frugal because we don't know what politics will be like in the future.

  3. Mujtaba Rahman:

    There's been big movement in most of Europe's capitals in recognition of the scale of the challenge, that's decidedly what you're not getting from the' Frugal Four.' It's effectively a restatement of old positions.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.

  5. Laurie Rowell:

    He was unbelievably frugal.

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