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English definition of “frugal”

frugal

adjective     /ˈfruː.ɡəl/
careful when using money or food , or (of a meal ) cheap or small in amount : a frugal lifestyle a frugal meal of bread and soup Mean with money frugality     /fruːˈɡæl.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U] Self-control and moderation frugally     /-i/ adverb We had very little money , so we ate frugally in cheap cafés .Mean with money
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