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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.
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|Noun||1.||frugalness - prudence in avoiding waste |
prudence - discretion in practical affairs
parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching, thrift - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
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