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Raising myself and caring for my brothers and sisters allowed me the benefit of a lot of information that I wouldn't have otherwise gotten. I had to be frugal, thoughtful, resourceful. I didn't have anyone to tell me, 'You can't.'
Sandra Lee

Meaning of "frugal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FRUGAL

From Latin frūgālis, from frūgī useful, temperate, from frux fruit.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FRUGAL

frugal  [ˈfruːɡəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FRUGAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Frugal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FRUGAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Frugality

Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical in the consumption of consumable resources such as food, time or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness or extravagance. In behavioural science, frugality has been defined as the tendency to acquire goods and services in a restrained manner, and resourceful use of already owned economic goods and services, to achieve a longer term goal.

Definition of frugal in the English dictionary

The definition of frugal in the dictionary is practising economy; living without waste; thrifty. Other definition of frugal is not costly; meagre.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FRUGAL


beagle
ˈbiːɡəl
bugle
ˈbjuːɡəl
calcifugal
ˌkælsɪˈfjuːɡəl
eagle
ˈiːɡəl
egal
´iːɡəl
flugel
ˈfluːɡəl
fugal
ˈfjuːɡəl
Google
ˈɡuːɡəl
illegal
ɪˈliːɡəl
infrugal
ɪnˈfruːɡəl
jugal
ˈdʒuːɡəl
key-bugle
ˈkiːˌbjuːɡəl
kugel
kuːɡəl
legal
ˈliːɡəl
paralegal
ˌpærəˈliːɡəl
regal
ˈriːɡəl
rugal
ˈruːɡəl
spiegel
ˈspiːɡəl
teagle
ˈtiːɡəl
vermifugal
ˈvɜːmɪfjuːɡəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FRUGAL

fructive
fructivorous
fructose
fructuary
fructuate
fructuation
fructuous
fructuously
fructuousness
frug
frugalist
frugalista
frugality
frugally
frugalness
frugiferous
frugivore
frugivorous
fruit
fruit basket

WORDS THAT END LIKE FRUGAL

algal
antifungal
basifugal
Bengal
centrifugal
conjugal
Donegal
febrifugal
fungal
gal
madrigal
mangal
Portugal
prodigal
Senegal
ultracentrifugal
unconjugal
Warangal
warrigal
West Bengal

Synonyms and antonyms of frugal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FRUGAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «frugal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of frugal

Translation of «frugal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FRUGAL

Find out the translation of frugal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of frugal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «frugal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

俭朴的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parco
570 millions of speakers

English

frugal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मितव्ययी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مقتصد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скромный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

frugal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিতব্যয়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

frugal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berjimat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

genügsam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

質素な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

검소한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Frugal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giản dị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறைந்த பட்ஜெட்டில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मताधिकारयुक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tutumlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

frugale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oszczędny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скромний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frugal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λιτή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sober
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

frugal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nøysom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of frugal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FRUGAL»

The term «frugal» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.114 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FRUGAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about frugal

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10 QUOTES WITH «FRUGAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word frugal.
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John Barrowman
I have a real passion for driving. Earlier on in my life I wanted to be a race car driver. But I don't pay an extortionate amount of money for cars. I'm pretty frugal.
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Donald Berwick
We have really good data that show when you take patients and you really inform them about their choices, patients make more frugal choices. They pick more efficient choices than the health care system does.
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Charlie Byrd
And a musician has to learn to be frugal and to carefully manage financial affairs.
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Chuck Feeney
It's the intelligent thing to be frugal.
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Jim Flaherty
It's more frugal to wear ties that are given to you.
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Sandra Lee
Raising myself and caring for my brothers and sisters allowed me the benefit of a lot of information that I wouldn't have otherwise gotten. I had to be frugal, thoughtful, resourceful. I didn't have anyone to tell me, 'You can't.'
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Clarence Thomas
My grandfather could barely read. My grandmother had a sixth-grade education. They were people who were industrious. They were frugal.
8
Carol Vorderman
I drive a tiny Toyota iQ. I'm quite frugal and often cut my own hair.
9
Veronica Webb
My parents were both in the army for 20 years and then worked in government departments; but they had gone through the Great Depression and known lean times. They always remained extremely frugal and lived far below their means.
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Xun Zi
When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FRUGAL»

Discover the use of frugal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to frugal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less
When they look at their current lifestyle, they have no idea where they can trim the fat without sacrificing their quality of life. That’s exactly what this guide will do.
Leah Ingram, 2009
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The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do what Your Publisher ...
THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER tells authors how to do what their publishers can't or won't and why authors can do their own promotion better than a PR professional.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, 2004
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The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a ...
America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era Michael Mandelbaum. rubble with a single blast. In the nuclear age, war lost its traditional function as a way of using armed force to achieve political goals. A nuclear war of almost any ...
Michael Mandelbaum, 2011
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Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate ...
"Jugaad Innovation is the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject [of frugal innovation]." —The Economist A frugal and flexible approach to innovation for the 21st century Innovation is a key directive at companies worldwide.
Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Simone Ahuja, 2012
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Frugal Video Poker
Frugal Video Poker is the most comprehensive book ever written on practicing, playing, and winning at this popular casino game.
Jean Scott, Viktor Nacht, 2006
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The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times
Tackles issues on managing library resources and patrons' needs during economic downturns through essays written by librarians on topics such as grant writing, cancellation decision-making, shared resources, and inexpensive professional ...
Carol Smallwood, 2011
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The Frugal Gambler
Learn the low-roller secrets for: Staying free at hotel-casinos; Beating casino promotions; Eating and drinking on the house; Playing video poker for profit; Getting bumped from aeroplanes and flying free.
Jean Scott, 2005
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The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid ...
Whether you are a newor experienced author, BEST BOOK FORWARD: HOW TO MAKE A SPOTLESS FIRST IMPRESSION WITH EVERYTHING YOU WRITE (This is the back of book, second subtitle) will help you present whistle-clean copy (whether it's a one-page ...
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, 2007
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The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: 200 Gourmet Recipes for Any Budget
Written by two foodies who refused to let their eat-in kitchen or tiny budget disappoint their taste buds, this creative collection proves you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy fine food!
Alanna Kaufman, Alex Small, 2009
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Frugal Living For Dummies
Praise for Frugal Living For Dummies "A must-have for those wanting more out of their money!" ? Jonni McCoy, author and founder of Miserly Moms "Nobody knows frugal like Deborah Taylor-Hough. Don't shop without this book!" ?
Deborah Taylor-Hough, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FRUGAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term frugal is used in the context of the following news items.
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6 Reasons Not to Be Ashamed of Your Frugal Ways
Being a frugal person is hard work. And if frugality doesn't come naturally for you, resisting impulse buys can be a daily struggle, and you may ... «Money, Jul 15»
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15 Frugal Ways to Enjoy Life
Frugal living, especially for reformed spenders, is often a difficult habit to embrace. We live in a society that can often make us feel like you must ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
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Tips for a Frugal Camping Trip!
It is also the best way to go on a frugal vacation while spending some good quality time with Mother Nature. Instead of paying money to see ... «Nebraska City News Press, Jul 15»
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JOE FRUGAL: Buy a Dozen, Get a Dozen for $0.78 Today at Krispy …
JOE FRUGAL: Buy a Dozen, Get a Dozen for $0.78 Today at Krispy Kreme. Video; Images. Watch More Video · Buy Video. JOE FRUGAL: Buy a Dozen, Get a ... «WDEF News 12, Jul 15»
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5 Frugal Life Hacks to Save Money and Eliminate Waste
Here are 5 frugal life hacks I use and that you may want to try. They're super easy to do and money savers, too. Plus, if going green is important ... «Parade, Jul 15»
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Parents want son to be frugal with second wedding
Dear Annie: My son is divorced and will be marrying again soon. His fiancee has never been married. I like her and am happy for both of them. «Elko Daily Free Press, Jul 15»
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8 Frugal Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors This Summer
This can be a fun and frugal way to spend an evening – and it won't put a dent in your budget. 2. Take yoga and fitness classes. Many yoga ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
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JOE FRUGAL: Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day with FREE 30 Day …
JOE FRUGAL: Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day with FREE 30 Day Trial. Video; Images. Watch More Video · Buy Video. JOE FRUGAL: Get Ready for Amazon ... «WDEF News 12, Jul 15»
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The Frugal Wine Gal: Cinder Winery
I cannot believe how quickly the summer is going already! All of these warm temperatures have been making me crave very cold, crisp, and fresh white wines ... «Eugene Daily News, Jul 15»
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A treasure hunt for the frugal shopper
This sensation is what frugal shoppers search high and low for. Traders Discount Markets opened its first store in St. George about a year ago, ... «St George News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Frugal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/frugal>. Sep 2019 ».
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