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Definition of "frugal" []

  • Practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources. See Synonyms at sparing. (adjective)
  • Costing little; inexpensive: a frugal lunch. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frugal" in a sentence
  • "Pent-up demand, as well as what I call frugal fatigue are starting to kick in."
  • "Just keep in mind that being frugal is not a bad thing, but being cheap is not so attractive."
  • "The point you make about being frugal is one of the most amazing things Buffett has stuck to."