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economical

e·co·nom·i·cal

economical

 
pronunciation:
i k na mih kl [or] e k na mih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: wasting little; thrifty; frugal.
synonyms:
cost-effective, frugal, provident, sparing, thrifty
antonyms:
extravagant, inefficient, spendthrift, uneconomical
similar words:
careful, chary, efficient, prudent
Word Parts
The word economical contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.