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Definition of Frugal


  1. Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
  2. Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.

Frugal Quotations

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.
Xun Zi

Vegetarian and frugal it may be, but the chickpea is one of the most versatile ingredients you could keep in your cupboards.
Yotam Ottolenghi

Polaroid by its nature makes you frugal. You walk around with maybe two packs of film in your pocket. You have 20 shots, so each shot is a world.
Patti Smith

I drive a tiny Toyota iQ. I'm quite frugal and often cut my own hair.
Carol Vorderman
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Frugal Translations

frugal in Latin is tenax
frugal in Spanish is frugal
frugal in Swedish is sparsam, tarvlig