1. Practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources. See Synonyms at sparing.
2. Simple or costing little; meager or inexpensive: a frugal lunch.
[Latin frūgālis, virtuous, thrifty, from frūx, frūg-, fruit, virtue.]
fru·gali·ty (fr-gălĭ-tē), frugal·ness n.
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