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thrift·y

(thrĭf′tē)
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.

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
References in classic literature ?
THE Chief of the Weather Bureau having predicted a fine day, a Thrifty Person hastened to lay in a large stock of umbrellas, which he exposed for sale on the sidewalk; but the weather remained clear, and nobody would buy.
Janet is a dear soul and very nicelooking; tall, but not over-tall; stoutish, yet with a certain restraint of outline suggestive of a thrifty soul who is not going to be overlavish even in the matter of avoirdupois.
She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well-to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his