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ec·o·nom·i·cal

 (ĕk′ə-nŏm′ĭ-kəl, ē′kə-)
adj.
1. Designed or functioning to make effective use of money or effort invested: an economical heating system; an economical approach to control of corporate growth.
2. Prudent and thrifty in management; not wasteful or extravagant. See Synonyms at sparing.
3. Sparing in the amount of items involved to achieve a desired result: an economical writing style; threw an economical 12 pitches in the first inning.

ec′o·nom′i·cal·ly adv.

economical

(ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkəl; ˌɛkə-)
adj
1. using the minimum required; not wasteful of time, effort, resources, etc: an economical car; an economical style.
2. frugal; thrifty: she was economical by nature.
3. a variant of economic1, economic2, economic3, economic4
4. euphemistic deliberately withholding information (esp in the phrase economical with the truth)

ec•o•nom•i•cal

(ˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪ kəl, ˌi kə-)

adj.
1. avoiding waste or extravagance; involving the efficient use of wealth or resources; an economical use of space.
2. economic; pertaining to economics.
[1570–80]
ec`o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
syn: economical, thrifty, frugal imply careful and efficient use of resources. economical implies prudent planning in the disposition of resources so as to avoid unnecessary waste or expense: It is economical to buy in large quantities. thrifty adds the idea of industry and successful management: a thrifty shopper looking for bargains. frugal suggests saving by denying oneself luxuries: so frugal that he never takes taxis.
economic, economical - Economic means "pertaining to the production and use of income," and economical is "avoiding waste, being careful of resources."
See also related terms for production.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.economical - using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time"
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
2.economical - of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth; "economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life"
3.economical - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources

economical

adjective
1. economic, fair, cheap, reasonable, modest, low-priced, inexpensive It is more economical to wash a full load.
economic expensive, unprofitable, exorbitant
3. efficient, sparing, cost-effective, money-saving, time-saving, work-saving, unwasteful the practical, economical virtues of a small hatchback
efficient extravagant, wasteful

economical

adjective
Careful in the use of material resources:
Translations
hospodárnýekonomický
økonomisk
taloudellinenekonominensäästeliäs
ekonomičan
sparsamur
経済的な
경제적인
gospodaren
sparsam
ประหยัด
tiết kiệm

economical

[ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkəl] ADJ [person, method, car] → económico
it's more economical to have a diesel-engined carresulta más económico tener un coche de gasoil
my car is very economical to runmi coche me sale muy económico
to be economical with the truthno decir toda la verdad, no ser muy pródigo con la verdad

economical

[ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkəl ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪkəl] adj
[thing] → économique
[person] → économe

economical

adjsparsam, wirtschaftlich; to be economical with somethingmit etw haushalten or Haus halten, mit etw sparsam umgehen; they were economical with the truthsie haben es mit der Wahrheit nicht so genau genommen; an economical style (Liter) → ein prägnanter Stil

economical

[ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkl] adj (method, appliance, car) → economico/a; (person) → parsimonioso/a, economo/a

economy

(iˈkonəmi) noun
1. the thrifty, careful management of money etc to avoid waste. Please use the water with economy; We must make economies in household spending.
2. organization of money and resources. the country's economy; household economy.
economic (iːkəˈnomik) adjective
1. of or concerned with (an) economy. the country's economic future.
2. likely to bring a profit. an economic rent.
economical (iːkəˈnomikəl) adjective
thrifty; not extravagant. This car is very economical on petrol.
ˌecoˈnomically adverb
economics (iːkəˈnomiks) noun singular
the study of production and distribution of money and goods. He is studying economics.
eˈconomist noun
a person who is an expert in economics.
eˈconomize, eˈconomise verb
to spend money or goods carefully. We must economize on fuel.

economical

مُقْتَصِد hospodárný økonomisk sparsam ανέξοδος económico taloudellinen économique ekonomičan economico 経済的な 경제적인 zuinig sparsommelig oszczędny económico, econômico экономичный sparsam ประหยัด ekonomik tiết kiệm 经济的
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He was so exact that he was never in a hurry, was always ready, and was economical alike of his steps and his motions.
On the previous Sunday the old count had given his son two thousand rubles, and though he always disliked speaking of money difficulties had told Nicholas that this was all he could let him have till May, and asked him to be more economical this time.
Mary offered to lend the little she possessed; but my mother declined it, saying that we must begin on an economical plan; and she hoped that the whole or part of mine, added to what we could get by the sale of the furniture, and what little our dear papa had contrived to lay aside for her since the debts were paid, would be sufficient to last us till Christmas; when, it was hoped, something would accrue from our united labours.
He was honest, and faithful, and industrious, and economical.
Norris was too busy in contriving and directing the general little matters of the company, superintending their various dresses with economical expedient, for which nobody thanked her, and saving, with delighted integrity, half a crown here and there to the absent Sir Thomas, to have leisure for watching the behaviour, or guarding the happiness of his daughters.

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