Frugal



[froo-guh l] /ˈfru gəl/

adjective
1.
economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful:
What your office needs is a frugal manager who can save you money without resorting to painful cutbacks.
Synonyms: thrifty, chary, provident, careful, prudent, penny-wise, scrimping; miserly, Scotch, penny-pinching.
Antonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, prodigal, profligate.
2.
entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty:
a frugal meal.
Synonyms: scant, slim, sparing, skimpy.
Antonyms: luxurious, lavish, profuse.
/ˈfruːɡəl/
adjective
1.
practising economy; living without waste; thrifty
2.
not costly; meagre
adj.

1590s, from Middle French frugal, from Latin frugalis, from undeclined adj. frugi “useful, proper, worthy, honest; temperate, economical,” originally dative of frux (plural fruges) “fruit, produce,” figuratively “value, result, success,” related to fructus (see fruit). Sense evolved in Latin from “useful” to “profitable” to “economical.” Related: Frugally.

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