Frugality

Definition of Frugality

Fru`gal´i`ty
n.1.The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful management of anything valuable which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; thrift; -- opposed to extravagance.
Frugality is founded on the principle that all riches have
limits.
- Burke.
2.A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise.

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