What does frugal mean?

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ˈfru gəlfru·gal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stintingadjective

    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. frugaladjective

    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. Frugalnoun

    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. Frugalnoun

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

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

  2. Philip Beresford:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Bunruen Klinnak:

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

  5. 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.

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