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Definition avoiding waste — typically being careful not to spend much money
  • A good salary and frugal spending habits led to a large bank account.
frugal = money-saving
  • She packed a frugal lunch.
  • frugal = inexpensive
  • She was raised with frugal habits and always orders tap water to drink at a restaurant.
  • frugal = money-saving
  • The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • frugally = without waste or luxury
  • They're so frugal with things here, waste is practically a criminal activity.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • frugal = careful to avoid waste
  • In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances to the contrary.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • frugal = careful not to waste
  • She was too frugal to take a rickshaw home to Lantern Market Street, only to have to turn around and come back.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • frugal = careful not to waste money
  • I was then frugal of my mirth:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • frugal = careful not to waste
  • was worth a small fortune, more than enough for my frugal dad to retire a few times over and...
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • frugal = habitually avoiding waste
  • My father's dislike of Baba's frugality has made him a very generous man both materially and in spirit.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • frugality = trait of avoiding waste
  • ...they dared not make more than a frugal supper.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • frugal = small (avoiding waste)
  • by being frugal and stashing it away...
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • frugal = careful not to waste
  • Their thinking was what the cognitive psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer likes to call "fast and frugal."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • frugal = careful not to waste
  • My parents were frugal.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • frugal = avoided waste
  • You know how frugal he is.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • frugal = tends to avoid waste
  • Don't be frugal, now.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • frugal = careful to avoid waste
  • Be more frugal.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • frugal = careful to avoid waste
  • Frugality without creativity is deprivation.
    Amy Dacyczyn
  • His life and that of his wife were so frugal, so tranquil, that their modest fortune sufficed for all their wants.
    de Balzac, Honore  --  Vendetta
  • Bloomfield invited me to partake of a frugal supper of cold meat and bread.
    Bronte, Anne  --  Agnes Grey

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