Search Result for "frugal":
1. avoiding waste;
- Example: "an economical meal"
- Example: "an economical shopper"
- Example: "a frugal farmer"
- Example: "a frugal lunch"
- Example: "a sparing father and a spending son"
- Example: "sparing in their use of heat and light"
- Example: "stinting in bestowing gifts"
- Example: "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"
- Example: "`scotch' is used only informally"
[syn: economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Frugal \Fru"gal\, a. [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.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] I oft admire How Nature, wise and frugal, could commit Such disproportions. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune. "Frugal fare." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
107 Moby Thesaurus words for "frugal": Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, budget, canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing, conservational, conservative, conserving, discreet, dwarfed, dwarfish, easy, economic, economical, economizing, economy, exiguous, forehanded, frugal to excess, impoverished, inexpensive, jejune, labor-saving, lean, limited, low, low-priced, manageable, meager, mean, measured, meticulous, miserly, moderate, modest, money-saving, narrow, negligible, niggardly, nominal, overfrugal, paltry, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penny-wise, penny-wise and pound-foolish, penurious, piddling, poor, preserving, provident, prudent, prudential, puny, reasonable, restrained, saving, scamping, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, sensible, shabby, shoddy, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, sober, spare, sparing, starvation, stingy, stinted, stinting, straitened, stunted, subsistence, temperate, thin, thrifty, tight-fisted, time-saving, token, too frugal, unexpensive, unnourishing, unnutritious, unwasteful, wary, watered, watery, within means, worth the money