Thriftiest
Thrifty Thrift"y (thr[i^]ft"[y^]), a. [Compar. {Thriftier}; superl. {Thriftiest}.] 1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal. [1913 Webster]

Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic. [1913 Webster]

3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt. [1913 Webster]

4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. [R.] [1913 Webster]

I have five hundred crowns, The thrifty hire I saved under your father. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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