Definition of frugality in English:


Line breaks: fru¦gal|ity
Pronunciation: /fruːˈɡalɪti


[mass noun]
The quality of being economical with money or food; thriftiness: he scorned the finer things in life and valued frugality and simplicity
More example sentences
  • 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.
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
informal tight-fistedness, tightness, stinginess

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