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Definition of frugal:

  1. Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
  2. Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.


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