Meaning of “frugal” in the English Dictionary

"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)