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thrifty

thrift·y

thrifty

 
pronunciation:
thrIf ti
part of speech: adjective
inflections: thriftier, thriftiest
definition 1: practicing thrift; economical.
Living through the depression had taught them to be thrifty.
synonyms:
economical, frugal, provident
antonyms:
extravagant, improvident, prodigal, profligate, thriftless, wasteful
similar words:
careful, miserly, parsimonious, prudent, saving, sparing, stingy
definition 2: thriving, as a business or a growing plant; flourishing.
synonyms:
flourishing, prosperous, thriving
similar words:
cost-effective, lucrative, moneymaking, productive, profitable, remunerative
derivations: thriftily (adv.), thriftiness (n.)