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frugal (FROO g'l, FROO guhl) (adjective), more frugal, most frugal
1. A reference to spending very little money and only on things that are really necessary: Jesse and Jewell are very frugal spenders of their incomes.

Leo is a very frugal shopper in that he buys only what he absolutely needs and nothing more.

2. Relating to someone or an organization that is economical in use or expenditure of funds; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful or not excessive, in the use of something: James and his family used clothing, towels, and other items in their home in a frugal manner.

There are some people who, because of circumstances beyond their control, are forced to use what they have available in a frugal way in order to conserve their limited resources.

Some people are financially forced to live more frugal lives whether they want to or not.

3. Etymology: from Middle French (written and spoken c. 1400-c.1600) frugal, from Latin frugalis, frugi, "economical, useful, proper"; originally from frux, fruges, "fruit, profit, value"; related to fructus, "fruit".
Conveying thriftiness or costing very little.
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A reference to costing very little or being inexpensive.
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Descriptive of being very economical in the use of financial resources.
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Sense evolved in Latin from "useful" to "profitable" to "economical".

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Pertaining to being thrifty and not spending money unless it is really necessary. (3)