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Borrowed from Middle French frugalité.

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  • IPA(key): /fɹuːˈɡæləti/

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frugality (countable and uncountable, plural frugalities)

  1. The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 47:
      Your sense of honour and honesty would have led you, I know, when aware of your situation, to attempt all the economy that would appear to you possible; and, perhaps, as long as your frugality retrenched only on your own comfort, you might have been suffered to practice it, but beyond that—
  2. A sparing use; sparingness.

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