frugal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Latin frugalis (virtuous, thrifty). Displaced native Old English spærhende (literally spare-handed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹuːɡəl/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːɡəl

Adjective[edit]

frugal (comparative more frugal, superlative most frugal)

  1. Avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else which is to be used or consumed; avoiding waste.
    frugal advice
    • 1776, Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Book II, Chapter III:
      By what a frugal man annually saves, he not only affords maintenance to an additional number of productive hands, for that or the ensuing year, but [also] establishes as it were a perpetual fund for the maintenance of an equal number in all times to come.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin frūgālis.

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frugal (feminine frugale, masculine plural frugaux, feminine plural frugales)

  1. frugal, austere

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frūgālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

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frugal m or f (plural frugais)

  1. frugal, economical

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French frugal, from Latin frugalis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fʁuˈɡaːl]
  • Hyphenation: fru‧gal
  • (file)
  • (file)

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frugal (strong nominative masculine singular frugaler, comparative frugaler, superlative am frugalsten)

  1. frugal

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Further reading[edit]

  • frugal” in Duden online
  • frugal” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin frūgālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /fɾuˈɡal/ [fɾuˈɣaɫ]
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /fɾuˈɡa.li/ [fɾuˈɣa.li]

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: fru‧gal

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frugal m or f (plural frugais)

  1. frugal, economical

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French frugal, from Latin frugalis.

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frugal m or n (feminine singular frugală, masculine plural frugali, feminine and neuter plural frugale)

  1. frugal

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin frūgālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɾuˈɡal/ [fɾuˈɣ̞al]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: fru‧gal

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frugal m or f (masculine and feminine plural frugales)

  1. frugal, economical

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