[ UK /fɹˈuːɡə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈfɹuɡəɫ/ ]
  1. avoiding waste
    sparing in their use of heat and light
    an economical shopper
    a frugal lunch
    `scotch' is used only informally
    a frugal farmer
    thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    an economical meal
    stinting in bestowing gifts
    a sparing father and a spending son
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How To Use frugal In A Sentence

  • Nakamura even gives them a bit of an Odd Couple twist: Buddha is frugal and kind of uptight; Jesus goes with the flow. License request day: Saint Young Men
  • Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality her left. 
  • The term frugality has been so perverted that it now means 'No, no, no' to everyone, whether it's shoes or lattes or travel," he said. NYT > Home Page
  • Do the economics of downshifting to a more frugal car stack up? Times, Sunday Times
  • In order to realize the target of the group 'frugalness economic, green Environmental Conservation, modern style system, innovative management' .
  • Chef Tony Says: Be frugal! Use the yucky orange-colored oil when cooking for children or those with a severe head cold.
  • Its "proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality as the means of procuring wealth and thereby securing virtue," were sown like seed all over the land. Benjamin Franklin
  • It turns out that the bulk of the world's millionaires, for example, are surprisingly frugal.
  • Both are at one with a certain instinct of frugality, by which I do not mean meanness.
  • And what should go in a frugal person's batterie de cuisine? Frugal food
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