from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice of being frugal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A conscious cultivation, defense, and advocacy of thrift and prudence by many persons or by a class; a kind of cult, distinguished from the personal habit of frugality.


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  • He said this was an era to set an example of "frugalism" and Cabinet wanted to set an example in this regard.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • Chief executive Michael Luscombe said "frugalism is a defining feature of the Australian consumer right now" and warned future interest rates could also cause uncertainty. | Top Stories


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