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frugality Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugalness.
WordNet

Fru*gal"i*ty noun
Etymology
L. frugalitas: cf. F. frugalité.
Wordforms
plural Frugalities
Definitions
  1. The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; thrift; --- opposed to extravagance.
    Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits. Burke.
  2. A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise. Syn. -- Economy; parsimony. See Economy.

Webster 1913