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English definition of “frugal”

frugal

adjective
 
 
/ˈfruːɡəl/
careful to use only as much money, food, etc. as is necessary: He built up his savings by being very frugal. frugal habits/living/lifestyle frugal energy/water use
frugality noun [U] frugally adverb
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