EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Latin frugalis (virtuous, thrifty)

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

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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.
    • 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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin frūgālis.

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

  1. frugal, austere

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin frūgālis.

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frugal m or f (plural frugais)

  1. frugal, economical

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French frugal, from Latin frugalis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [fʁuˈɡaːl]
  • Hyphenation: fru‧gal
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frugal (comparative frugaler, superlative am frugalsten)

  1. frugal

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin frūgālis.

AdjectiveEdit

frugal (plural frugais, comparable)

  1. frugal, economical

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French frugal, from Latin frugalis.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. frugal

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin frūgālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɾuˈɡal/, [fɾuˈɣ̞al]

AdjectiveEdit

frugal (plural frugales)

  1. frugal, economical