frugality

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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

noun thrift, economy, conservation, moderation, providence, good management, husbandry, economizing, carefulness, thriftiness We must practise frugality and economy.

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. The worthy man told him how, at one period, he and his daughter had supported existence, comfortably upon the sum of fifteen sous per diem; recently, having succeeded in hauling ashore the last floating fragments of the wreck of his fortune, his budget had been a trifle more ample.
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.