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Synonyms of frugal in English:


  • 1 she lives a frugal life
    careful, cautious, prudent, provident, unwasteful, sensible, canny;
    abstemious, abstinent, austere, self-denying, ascetic, non-indulgent, self-disciplined, spartan, puritanical, nunlike, monastic, monkish;
    North American forehanded
    North American informalcheap
    [Antonyms] extravagant
  • 2 the boys finished their frugal breakfast
    meagre, scanty, scant, paltry, skimpy, insufficient;
    plain, simple, moderate, temperate, austere, ascetic, spartan, restrained;
    inexpensive, cheap, economical, energy-efficient, energy-saving, fuel-efficient, fuel-saving
    [Antonyms] lavish
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