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Meaning of FRUGAL

Pronunciation:  'froogul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; (`scotch' is used only informally)

FRUGAL is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: economical, scotch, sparing, stinting, thrifty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fru"gal\, a. [L. frugalis, fr. frugi, lit., for fruit;
hence, fit for food, useful, proper, temperate, the dative of
frux, frugis, fruit, akin to E. fruit: cf. F. frugal. See
{Fruit}, n.]
1. Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not
   wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application
   of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by
   frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal
   housekeeper; frugal of time.

         I oft admire How Nature, wise and frugal, could
         commit Such disproportions.           --Milton.

2. Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal
   fortune. ``Frugal fare.'' --Dryden.

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