Fru*gal"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Frugalities (#). [L. frugalitas: cf. F. frugalit'e.]


The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; thrift; --- opposed to extravagance.

Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have limits. Burke.


A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise.

Syn. -- Economy; parsimony. See Economy.


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