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frugal

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] frugalis "virtuous, thrifty"

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Adjective

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frugal

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  1. Avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else which is to be used or consumed; avoiding waste.
    • 1776, Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Book II, Chapter III,  
      By what a frugal man annually saves, he not only affords maintenance to an additional number of productive hands, for that or the ensuing year, but [also] establishes as it were a perpetual fund for the maintenance of an equal number in all times to come.

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Singular Plural
Masculine frugal
IPA: /fʁy.ɡal/
frugaux
IPA: /fʁy.ɡɔ/
Feminine frugale
IPA: /fʁy.ɡal/
frugales
IPA: /fʁy.ɡal/

frugal m. (f. frugale, m. plural frugaux, f. plural frugales)

  1. miserly, avoiding waste

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