- practicing thrift or economical management; frugal: a thrifty shopper.
- thriving, prosperous, or successful.
- thriving physically; growing vigorously.
Origin of thrifty
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1. sparing, saving. See economical.
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Examples from the Web for thriftiness
And who could deny, knowing the thriftiness of the Italian race, that it is economical?The Italian Cook Book
But they took from it all they could in thriftiness and saving.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia
Amanda Minnie Douglas
It must be admitted that simplicity is not meanness, nor thriftiness a fault.The Hindoos as they Are
Shib Chunder Bose
And my thriftiness denied my tears the soiling of the blouse.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed
The extravagance of the United States is often contrasted unfavorably with the thriftiness of Europe.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
- showing thrift; economical or frugal
- rare thriving or prospering
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Word Origin and History for thriftiness
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