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thrift·y

 (thrĭf′tē)
adj. trift·i·er, trift·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.

thrifty

(ˈθrɪftɪ)
adj, thriftier or thriftiest
1. showing thrift; economical or frugal
2. rare thriving or prospering
ˈthriftily adv
ˈthriftiness n

thrift•y

(ˈθrɪf ti)

adj. thrift•i•er, thrift•i•est.
1. practicing thrift or economical management; frugal: a thrifty shopper.
2. (of an enterprise) prosperous or successful.
3. thriving physically.
[1325–75]
thrift′i•ly, adv.
thrift′i•ness, n.
syn: See economical.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
wasteful - tending to squander and waste
2.thrifty - mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money"
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"

thrifty

adjective economical, prudent, provident, frugal, saving, sparing, careful, parsimonious My mother taught me to be thrifty.
extravagant, wasteful, prodigal, spendthrift, free-spending, improvident

thrifty

adjective
1. Careful in the use of material resources:
2. Improving, growing, or succeeding steadily:
Translations
hospodárnýšetrný
sparsommelig
säästäväinen
štedljiv
sparsamur
倹約な
검소한
sparsam
ตระหนี่
tiết kiệm

thrifty

[ˈθrɪftɪ] ADJ (thriftier (compar) (thriftiest) (superl)) → económico, frugal, ahorrativo

thrifty

[ˈθrɪfti] adjéconome

thrifty

adj (+er)
(= careful, economical)sparsam, wirtschaftlich, haushälterisch
(US: = thriving) → blühend

thrifty

[ˈθrɪftɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → parsimonioso/a

thrift

(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

thrifty

مُقْتَصِد šetrný sparsommelig sparsam σφιχτοχέρης ahorrativo säästäväinen économe štedljiv parsimonioso 倹約な 검소한 zuinig sparsommelig oszczędny econômico, poupado бережливый sparsam ตระหนี่ tutumlu tiết kiệm 节约的
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He was going his matutinal rounds to collect cabbage-leaves, turnip-tops, potato-skins, and the miscellaneous refuse of the dinner-pot, which the thrifty housewives of the neighborhood were accustomed to put aside, as fit only to feed a pig.
In spite of all the arts known to a thrifty New England woman, the limit of letting down and piecing down was reached at last, and the dresses were sent to Sunnybrook Farm to be made over for Jenny.
It is, in my opinion, fair and calculated to encourage thrifty habits.
I told my wife, "she had been too thrifty, for I found she had starved herself and her daughter to nothing.
Other vendors of pie and small cakes and cider also did a thrifty business, for so eager had some of the people been to get good seats, that they had rushed away from home without their breakfast.
These descendants of the sect of Zoroaster--the most thrifty, civilised, intelligent, and austere of the East Indians, among whom are counted the richest native merchants of Bombay--were celebrating a sort of religious carnival, with processions and shows, in the midst of which Indian dancing-girls, clothed in rose-coloured gauze, looped up with gold and silver, danced airily, but with perfect modesty, to the sound of viols and the clanging of tambourines.
Ulysses now left the haven, and took the rough track up through the wooded country and over the crest of the mountain till he reached the place where Minerva had said that he would find the swineherd, who was the most thrifty servant he had.
He used to be a wild drunken rascal, neglecting his work and beating his wife, they told me; now he's thrifty and decent, and he and his wife look comfortable together.
I would build a sugar house in the village; I would invite learned men to an investigation of the subject—and such are easily to be found, sir; yes, sir, they are not difficult to find—men who unite theory with practice; and I would select a wood of young and thrifty trees; and, instead of making loaves of the size of a lump of candy, dam’me, ‘Duke, but I’d have them as big as a haycock.
Mr Todhunter, as has been remarked, is a quiet thrifty gentleman, essentially an abstainer.
What kind of wife do you think would be best for me as a thrifty hard-working farmer?
Manson Mingott had long since succeeded in untying her husband's fortune, and had lived in affluence for half a century; but memories of her early straits had made her excessively thrifty, and though, when she bought a dress or a piece of furniture, she took care that it should be of the best, she could not bring herself to spend much on the transient pleasures of the table.