- The quality of being economical with money or food; thriftiness: he scorned the finer things in life and valued frugality and simplicityMore example sentences
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• rare sparingness
- My frugality is still moderate by Scottish standards, though.
- His frugality and thrift were particularly notorious.
- Departing from his predecessor's frugality, he provided lavish games for the Romans to enjoy, and abolished the sales tax.