frugality
noun see frugal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — 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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