Most people want the same things from Washington: a federal government that is efficient, competent, transparent, and frugal.
It could be that is exactly what frugal Pope Francis has in mind for the Bishop of Bling.
I am frugal to the point of cheapness—when out to dinner with friends, I used to contribute only for the dishes I had ordered.
Finally, the Obama family has modeled a refreshing kind of American elegance: fashionable, fit, and frugal.
Much of the praise Edwards earned for his Godzilla adaptation stemmed from his frugal use of the monster.
We have no longer a right to expect a great end, worthy means, or a frugal and judicious application of the miraculous gift.
All his meals had been frugal since he had become owner of Llanfeare.
This has made the Barbadian negro a race apart, hardworking and frugal.
It is truly said of Germans that they are the most frugal and economical of all people.
They are a frugal people, these Normans, and waste absolutely nothing.
1590s, from Middle French frugal, from Latin frugalis, from undeclined adj. frugi "useful, proper, worthy, honest; temperate, economical," originally dative of frux (plural fruges) "fruit, produce," figuratively "value, result, success," related to fructus (see fruit). Sense evolved in Latin from "useful" to "profitable" to "economical." Related: Frugally.