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fru·gal

 (fro͞o′gəl)
adj.
1. Practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources. See Synonyms at sparing.
2. Simple or costing little; meager or inexpensive: a frugal lunch.

[Latin frūgālis, virtuous, thrifty, from frūx, frūg-, fruit, virtue.]

fru·gal′i·ty (fro͞o-găl′ĭ-tē), fru′gal·ness n.
fru′gal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frugality - prudence in avoiding wastefrugality - prudence in avoiding waste    
prudence - discretion in practical affairs
parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching, thrift - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
thriftiness, economy - frugality in the expenditure of money or resources; "the Scots are famous for their economy"

frugality

frugality

noun
Careful use of material resources:
Translations

frugality

[fruːˈgælɪtɪ] Nfrugalidad f

frugality

[fruːˈgælɪti] nfrugalité f

frugality

n
(of person)Genügsamkeit f; (= thrift)Sparsamkeit f; a life of great frugalityein sehr genügsames Leben
(of meal)Kargheit f; (of food, diet)Bescheidenheit f, → Frugalität f (geh)

frugality

[fruːˈgælɪtɪ] nfrugalità
References in classic literature ?
Nioche about his own manner of life, and felt a friendly mixture of compassion and respect over the recital of his delicate frugalities.
Granted, Nader's unconventional manner, and frugalities such as buying 12 pairs of shoes and four dozen socks at the PX before leaving the Army, understandably arouse curiosity.