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"frugal" in British English

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frugaladjective

uk   /ˈfruː.ɡəl/ us   /ˈfruː.ɡəl/
frugality
noun [U] uk   /fruːˈɡæl.ə.ti/ us   /fruːˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/
frugally
adverb uk   /ˈfruː.ɡəl.i/ us   /ˈfruː.ɡəl.i/
We had very little money, so we ate frugally in cheap cafés.
(Definition of frugal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frugal" in American English

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frugaladjective

us   /ˈfru·ɡəl/
careful in spending money: Lungren, a fiscal conservative when it comes to spending taxpayersmoney, is frugal in his personal life as well.
(Definition of frugal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"frugal" in Business English

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frugaladjective

uk   /ˈfruːɡəl/ us  
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]
Will consumer spending bounce back after the recession, or is there a new spirit of frugality?
frugally
adverb
It will become necessary to use the Earth's resources more frugally.
(Definition of frugal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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