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adj. thrift·i·er, thrift·i·est
1. Practicing or marked by the practice of thrift; wisely economical. See Synonyms at sparing.
2. Archaic
a. Thriving; prosperous.
b. Growing vigorously; thriving, as a plant.

thrift′i·ly adv.
thrift′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thriftiness - frugality in the expenditure of money or resources; "the Scots are famous for their economy"
frugality, frugalness - prudence in avoiding waste


Careful use of material resources:
إقْتِصاد، تَبذير


(US: = prosperity) → Gedeihen nt


(θrift) noun
careful spending of money, or using of food or other resources, so that one can save or have some left in reserve; economy. She is noted for her thrift but her husband is very extravagant.
ˈthrifty adjective
showing thrift. a thrifty housewife.
ˈthriftily adverb
ˈthriftiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Pope Julius the Second was assisted in reaching the papacy by a reputation for liberality, yet he did not strive afterwards to keep it up, when he made war on the King of France; and he made many wars without imposing any extraordinary tax on his subjects, for he supplied his additional expenses out of his long thriftiness.
Newman took an interest in French thriftiness and conceived a lively admiration for Parisian economies.
Thriftiness has become a crime, So spend everything you earn; We're living now in a funny time, When money is made to burn.
Mallorie uses ingenuity and thriftiness to creatively incorporate pieces from her collections with festive mercury glass.
Extolling Thriftiness, Cruz Opens Iowa Office, by Patrick Svitek - U.
And when it comes to thriftiness, the PS1,275 cost in the Welsh capital is second only to that of Belfast, figures obtained from councils have revealed.
Low production values were a result of the company's thriftiness.
Abilities to avoid debt and employ thriftiness are considered highly-appealing money management traits
Weaker consumer spending and widespread thriftiness are clouds over Beijing's long-term goal to encourage domestic sales, rather than exports or investment, to drive economic growth.
Francis's legendary simplicity derives from the notable thriftiness of his social class, and his affectionate manner marks both Latins in general and Argentines in particular.
THIS week, I've mainly been Fed-up with condescending rich folk lecturing the masses about thriftiness.