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frugal

fru·gal

frugal

 
pronunciation:
fru gl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to economize; thrifty.
In order to support her family on her small income, she had to be frugal.He's a frugal shopper and always compares prices at different stores.
synonyms:
economical, provident, scrimpy, sparing, thrifty
antonyms:
extravagant, lavish, prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, wasteful
similar words:
abstemious, chary, parsimonious, prudent, skimpy, stinting, tight, tightfisted
definition 2: scanty in expense or quantity; meager.
It was a frugal meal, consisting mainly of bread and a few beans, but it took away their hunger.
synonyms:
meager, scanty, scrimpy, skimpy, sparing, stingy
antonyms:
lavish
similar words:
measly, miserly, niggardly, paltry, pathetic, piddling, puny, spare
derivations: frugally (adv.), frugality (n.), frugalness (n.)
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