- the quality of being frugal, or prudent in saving; the lack of wastefulness: Many people who have lived through periods of economic deprivation develop lifelong habits of frugality and are almost never tempted by wasteful consumption.
Examples from the Web for frugality
Frugality: Blame it on having parents bought up during World War II.It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’
April 28, 2014
Counsel for respondent has recalled to us the virtues of self-reliance and frugality.The Wall Street Journal: Unwitting Advocates of Single-Payer
March 29, 2012
Frugality is not only the basis of quiet, but of beneficence.Self-Help
Frugality and industry will go a great way towards indemnifying us.Benjamin Franklin
Paul Elmer More
She had to put the screw on herself to outdo him in frugality.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Since the world began, industry and frugality have been rewarded by wealth.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
Lucullus, when frugality could charm, Had roasted turnips in the Sabine farm.Essay on Man
Word Origin and History for frugality
1530s, from Middle French frugalité (14c.), from Latin frugalitatem (nominative frugalitas) "thriftiness, temperance, frugality," from frugalis (see frugal).