Frugalities
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 purpose; thrift; --- opposed to extravagance. [1913 Webster]

Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise.

Syn: Economy; parsimony. See {Economy}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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