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frugality

[ froo-gal-i-tee ]
/ fruˈgæl ɪ ti /
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noun

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.

RELATED WORDS

moderation, prudence, thrift, carefulness, providence, avarice, conservation, thriftiness, saving, parsimony, economy, miserliness, stinginess

Nearby words

fructosuria, fructuous, fructuously, frug, frugal, frugality, frugally, frugalness, frugivore, frugivorous, fruit
Also fru·gal·ness [froo-guh l-nis] /ˈfru gəl nɪs/.
Related formsnon·fru·gal·i·ty, nouno·ver·fru·gal·i·ty, nounun·fru·gal·i·ty, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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frugality


n.

1530s, from Middle French frugalité (14c.), from Latin frugalitatem (nominative frugalitas) "thriftiness, temperance, frugality," from frugalis (see frugal).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper