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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.
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Adv.1.thriftily - in a thrifty manner; "a used towel that he had used and had left thriftily on the ledge below the mirror rather than consign to the linen basket"
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باقْتِصاد، بدون تَبْذير
meî sparsemi
idareli bir şekildetutumla


(US) his business is doing thriftilysein Geschäft floriert
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
You and I are indebted to the hard hands of such men--hands that have long ago mingled with the soil they tilled so faithfully, thriftily making the best they could of the earth's fruits, and receiving the smallest share as their own wages.
While hus meant house, and bondi meant "to dwell," Harper wrote, husband as a verb in 1440 meant "to manage thriftily" as in "the obsolete sense of 'steward,'" and "the sense of 'peasant farmer' is preserved in husbandry" (Harper, 2001).
The "kitching-stuffe" that the wench thriftily "scrapes" looks back to the excreting plagiarists mentioned earlier in Donne's poem.
Minister of Industry and Energy Saparbek Balkibekov urged Kyrgyz citizens to use electricity thriftily, as in case of exceeding consumption limits the Ministry will have to impose electricity consumption restrictions ahead of schedule in order to accumulate the required volume of water in Toktogul water reservoir.Minister Balkibekov said today that the Ministry lifted electricity consumption restrictions due to opening of the tourist season 2008 and a hot weather in the country.
So, does this mean Generation X will be content with thriftily improving their homes the green way, while saving for their kids' college and their own retirement, and helping their parents cope with the twilight years?
9 Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (Damien Chazelle) The exceptionally promising first-time director also wrote, shot, and edited this ebullient, thriftily made 16-mm black-and-white musical romance, set in Boston's struggling but vibrant jazz scene.
(5) He stated that people can draw upon this thriftily over a long but uneventful existence or exhaust their supply in the course of a stressful, intense lifestyle.
(108) That charcoal prices were outrageous is documented by the Cavendishes' thriftily buying five dozen charcoals (presumably of fair size rather than the modern barbecue fuel) before they set out from Hardwick to high-street London in October 1605: "To Noble ...
In 1818, she would thriftily restore "saw him repeatedly by daylight and eyed him well" (248), while Anne observes that "the years which had destroyed her youth and bloom had only given him a more glowing, manly, open look, in no respect lessening his personal advantages" (61).
If we take nineteenth-century Urdu poetry at face value, however, we can infer that most courtesans had a bevy of young men vying for their favors, and by distributing her attentions thriftily and capriciously, she could significantly raise her price in the market.