Search Result for "thrifty": 
Wordnet 3.0


1. careful and diligent in the use of resources;

2. mindful of the future in spending money;
- Example: "careful with money"
[syn: careful, thrifty]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thrifty \Thrift"y\ (thr[i^]ft"[y^]), a. [Compar. Thriftier; superl. Thriftiest.] 1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal. [1913 Webster] Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic. [1913 Webster] 3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt. [1913 Webster] 4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. [R.] [1913 Webster] I have five hundred crowns, The thrifty hire I saved under your father. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Syn: Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

thrifty adj 1: careful and diligent in the use of resources [ant: wasteful] 2: mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money" [syn: careful, thrifty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "thrifty": Scotch, blooming, booming, burgeoning, canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing, conserving, economic, economical, economizing, forehanded, foresighted, frugal, growing, labor-saving, miserly, money-saving, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penny-wise, penurious, preserving, prospering, prosperous, provident, prudent, prudential, roaring, robust, saving, scrimping, skimping, spare, sparing, stingy, thriving, tight-fisted, time-saving, unwasteful