Synonyms and related words:
abnegation, austerity, austerity program, canniness, care, carefulness, chariness, cheeseparing, constraint, denial, economic planning, economicalness, economy, economy of assumption, economy of means, elegance, false economy, forbearance, forehandedness, frugalness, golden mean, good management, husbandry, law of parsimony, management, moderateness, moderation, nothing in excess, parsimoniousness, parsimony, pinching, providence, prudence, prudential administration, renouncement, renunciation, restraint, scrimping, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, skimping, soberness, sobriety, sophrosyne, sparingness, stinting, temperance, temperateness, thrift, thriftiness, tight purse strings, unwastefulness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Frugality — is the practice of # acquiring goods and services in a restrained manner, and # resourcefully using already owned economic goods and services, to # achieve a longer term goal. [John L. Lastovicka, Lance A. Bettencourt, Renee Shaw Hughner, Ronald… …   Wikipedia

  • Frugality — Fru*gal i*ty, n.; pl. {Frugalities}. [L. frugalitas: cf. F. frugalit[ e].] 1. The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frugality — 1530s, from M.Fr. frugalité (14c.), from L. frugalitatem (nom. frugalitas) thriftiness, temperance, frugality, from frugalis (see FRUGAL (Cf. frugal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • frugality — I noun abstention, abstinence, austerity, carefulness, chariness, economizing, economy, frugalness, moderation, parsimoniousness, parsimony, plain living, prudence, retrenchment, scrimping, skimping, sparingness, temperance, thrift, thriftiness,… …   Law dictionary

  • frugality — [n] economizing avarice, avariciousness, carefulness, conservation, economy, forehandedness, good management, miserliness, moderation, niggardliness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penuriousness, providence, prudence, saving, scrimping, stinginess …   New thesaurus

  • frugality — frugal fru‧gal [ˈfruːgl] adjective careful to buy only what is necessary: • The pay settlement must be frugal in order to avoid layoffs. • People who rely on the basic retirement pension must live a frugal existence. • We re having to be very… …   Financial and business terms

  • frugality — n. to practice frugality * * * [fruː gælɪtɪ] to practice frugality …   Combinatory dictionary

  • frugality — frugal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sparing or economical as regards money or food. DERIVATIVES frugality noun frugally adverb. ORIGIN Latin frugalis, from frux fruit …   English terms dictionary

  • frugality — noun see frugal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frugality — See frugal. * * * …   Universalium

  • frugality — noun /fɹuːˈɡæləti/ a) The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift. b) A sparing use; sparingness. Syn: parsimony, thriftiness, ch …   Wiktionary

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