Definition of frugal:
- 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.
- Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.
careful, economies, satisfying, economic, thrifty, set, scotch, heavy, alfresco, saving, skimpy, hearty, ungenerous, scanty, scrimping, sit-down, celebratory, slap-up, economizing, provident, chary, thrift, save, light, sparing, economical, stinting, canny.
- economical (part of speech: adjective)
- temperate (part of speech: adjective)
- stingy (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
- "Achenwall's Observations on North America", Gottfried Achenwall.
We are not surprised that the little room at the back of Mr. Watkin's shop, with the bed of paper shavings, and Mr. Watkin's frugal meals, yes, even sleeping in dry- goods boxes in a grocer's shed, or the shelter of a disused boiler in a vacant " lot," was preferable to the acceptance of money sent through the intervention of Henry Molyneux to Henry Molyneux's brother- in- law.- "Lafcadio Hearn", Nina H. Kennard.