from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of being thrifty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being thrifty; thrift.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being thrifty; frugality; good husbandry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. frugality in the expenditure of money or resources
The end of easy access to consumer credit will, he argues, lead to "thriftiness" focused on "value", rather than "frugality" focused on low prices.
A Citigroup report, for example, argues that US consumers are shifting towards "conscientious consumption", embracing a "thriftiness" focused on value and quality, not quantity.
The two-day shadow--which can take mere mortals four days to grow--has become a facial hair staple in the past few years, perhaps popularized by recession thriftiness and TSA's tight scrutiny of razorblades and shave creams.
Although the single-story house has an air of neo-modernist luxury, thriftiness is actually behind many of its details.
One personal, one form letter (on a third of a sheet of paper, I admire the thriftiness). * grin*
"My mother and aunt's thriftiness and creativity with leftovers and incidental ingredients unconsciously became part of my own approach."
But it's not normal for people to practice abstinence, restraint, even self-denial, no matter how much we hear about the planet's impending demise, unless some marketing genius can make thriftiness more appealing.
This thriftiness has enabled IKEA to shrug off the past year's soaring commodity prices.
With a half-nod toward thriftiness in these tough economic times, here are some gifts to consider that won't cost more than a C-note. uNu battery case for iPhones $35 for the Power DX-1700B model.
Trouble is, this newfound thriftiness and debt-shedding behavior translates into less consumer spending, which makes recessions more likely.