[ UK /θɹˈɪftɪnəs/ ]
  1. frugality in the expenditure of money or resources
    the Scots are famous for their economy
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How To Use thriftiness In A Sentence

  • A delightful event, but things gang aft agley when a certain mayor cracks wise about a certain nation's reputation for thriftiness and predilection for men in ‘skirts.’
  • In all instances, thriftiness is a well-regarded trait among business people.
  • The premature changing to a less costly diet may be economically appealing but can cause unthriftiness and poor pig uniformity.
  • Taoism has always advocated thriftiness and plain life.
  • These are the things like thriftiness, wise use of time, beauty in furnishings and cloth, availability for helping others, and for teaching her children, and so forth. Guiding the Home Part 2
  • Mild cobalt deficiency is easily confused with unthriftiness caused by underfeeding, heavy worm burdens or selenium-responsive illthrift.
  • Acute intestinal coccidiosis results in unthriftiness, diarrhea and considerable mortality.
  • But in an era of supersize burgers and fries that we can purchase without leaving our cars, our innate ‘thriftiness’ can give rise to gluttony and sloth.
  • Kidman's thriftiness was sometimes interpreted as meanness, but while he sacked employees for trivial waste, he was generous enough to donate properties and money to charitable causes.
  • Because preconditioning programs improve the health and thriftiness of calves, cow-calf producers can expect a price premium because of the improved health of preconditioned calves marketed.
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