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One entry found for frugal.
Main Entry: fru·gal
Pronunciation: primarystressfrü-gschwal
Function: adjective
: careful in spending or using resources
- fru·gal·i·ty /frü-primarystressgal-schwat-emacron/ noun
- fru·gal·ly /primarystressfrü-gschwa-lemacron/ adverb
synonyms FRUGAL, THRIFTY, ECONOMICAL mean careful with money and other resources. FRUGAL suggests a simple lifestyle that is lacking in luxuries <a frugal woman who seldom allowed herself even small pleasures>. THRIFTY suggests a habit of saving and an avoidance of wastefulness <thrifty shoppers looking for bargains>. ECONOMICAL suggests the wise management of one's resources <economical cooks use everything and waste nothing>.

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