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Meaning of FRUGALITY

Pronunciation:  froo'galitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  prudence in avoiding waste

FRUGALITY is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: frugalness
 See Also: economy, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching, prudence, thrift, thriftiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         Frugality is founded on the principle that all
         riches have limits.                   --Burke.

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

Syn: Economy; parsimony. See {Economy}.

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