Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being frugal; frugality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Quality of being frugal; frugality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of being frugal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste

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Examples

  • Founded in a dorm room by Mr. Dell in 1984, Dell rose to prominence on its ability to cater to corporate PC buyers and a famed frugalness that allowed it to undercut rivals' prices.

    Dell Inc. Lowers Its Sights for Gadgets, Consumers

  • Where is all sandford's supposed fiscal frugalness ... i guess it only applies to the poor constituents of his state and not to himself.

    Sanford blasts investigator for 'selective outrage'

  • Oh that more americans would begin to exhibit the frugalness and thoughtfulness in caring for what we are stewards of that you talk of here on this blog.

    Don't Bail Out the International Bankers

  • I really think you thought*outside of the box* .... and I admire your frugalness ... which we know is always a good thing and a blessing to your husband and household.

    Creating with Scraps

  • But Britain's frugalness has a price -- care simply isn't as good, surgeries are underused, medicines under-prescribed, and so forth.

    Steve Anderson: Health Care: Feelin' Alright? I'm Not Feelin' Too Good Myself

  • Thank yourself for having the courage to look for a new job, being open to falling in love, showing compassion to your friends, practicing frugalness to achieve more financial balance during this difficult time, demonstrating enthusiasm by going to the gym, expressing creativity, or loving yourself enough to break a bad habit.

    Christine Hassler: Thanksgiving, Twenty-Something Style

  • General frugality with an entire spectrum of frugalness would be a good way to describe the Canadians I know.

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  • I love her sometimes, just for her creativity and frugalness.

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  • Came a time when we regretted this frugalness; but just now there persisted within us, I suppose, that germ of hope which seems to be nourished by the soul.

    Desert Dust

  • Bresnan embodied England's frugalness, bowling seven maidens during his 15-over second-innings spell, ably assisted by the unfortunate Chris Tremlett and the ever consistent

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