Definition of frugality in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of being economical with money or food; thriftiness:

    ‘he scorned the finer things in life and valued frugality and simplicity’
    • ‘‘We learned our frugality from my mother,’ he explains.’
    • ‘Both are at one with a certain instinct of frugality, by which I do not mean meanness.’
    • ‘My frugality is still moderate by Scottish standards, though.’
    • ‘Departing from his predecessor's frugality, he provided lavish games for the Romans to enjoy, and abolished the sales tax.’
    • ‘His frugality and thrift were particularly notorious.’
    thriftiness, carefulness, scrimping and saving, conservation, good management
    caution, prudence, providence, canniness
    abstemiousness, abstinence, austerity, asceticism, self-discipline, restraint, moderation, puritanism, monasticism, monkishness
    miserliness, meanness, parsimoniousness, niggardliness, close-fistedness
    tight-fistedness, tightness, stinginess
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