(n.) Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
(n.) Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.
(1) Perelman is currently unemployed and lives a frugal life with his mother in St Petersburg.
(2) If using old leftovers feels a little wartime in its frugality: even better.
(3) Frugal billionaire Ingvar Kamprad, founder of the flatpack furniture chain Ikea , buys his clothes at flea markets to save money, he has said in a documentary to be broadcast on Swedish television.
(4) "The politics of frugality" has come to dominate the American political scene, but the President's choices to reduce spending on human resource programs by $18 billion are more apparent than real.
(5) She has created the Chicago Free & Frugal app and blogs at mykindoftownandaround.blogspot.com .
(6) Frugal fare Conscious of both the health of their bank balances and the health of their families, Britain's shoppers are increasingly turning to home cooking, rather than fast food.
(7) Baby boomers are now reviled because we seem to have shaped society to suit ourselves: free university education (my student debt, owed to a frugal friend, was £120 when I left); on the property ladder at just the right time (first house in Wimbledon, bought in 1982, cost £31,000); and never had to worry about internships (I’d never even heard of them when I was a student) or jobs.
(8) But this overlap of quality and frugality goals is only partial.
(9) Hence, it was a rare, if short-sighted, frugality by New Labour to cut spare places.
(10) The Glazers must've expected that they were getting a wee, ginger, fledgling Ferguson; David Moyes surely imagined that the great day had come after years of stability and prudence at Goodison Park, frugally guarding the Toffees, he was finally to be given the reigns of the all-conquering devils.
(11) He has been frequently criticised for his frugal operation of the Clippers, although in recent years he has spent heavily to add stars such as Paul and Rivers, who led the team back to the play-offs in his first year as coach.
(12) When Zhang was fired on Monday, he became the latest victim of president Xi Jinping's frugality and anti-corruption drive – an effort fuelled in no small part by an exasperated public set on exposing the country's extreme wealth gap with mobile phone cameras and microblogs.
(13) Peace is a way of life; a life based in voluntary frugality and elegant simplicity.
(14) Scarcity is what drives this frugal mindset – and the world is waking up to it with economic recession in the west,” he adds.
(15) Her Majesty's approach to party food is somewhat frugal.
(16) He faced still more sharp criticism from the Pryor camp for a frugal vote against federal disaster relief funding before a tornado struck the state earlier this year, killing 16 people.
(17) But his dedication to social justice and commitment to alleviating poverty may now have counted in his favour – and much has been made of his humility and frugal lifestyle.
(18) Most women had had a frugal breakfast and had nursed their infants 2 hours prior to the sampling of blood and milk.
(19) In 2008 petrol prices and utility bills soared, prompting motorists and households to be more frugal.
(20) The lack of spending commitments at Camp David reflects the present frugality of governments in America and Europe .
(1) They are sitting on a backlog of planning consents that would allow them to build 300,000 right away if they wanted to, if they could get the necessary funding from tightwad banks – or would-be buyers could raise a mortgage.
(2) Describing a mean Tory MP as a "lovable tightwad" who bought his clothes at jumble sales, he recorded that when the MP asked a colleague to guess how much he had paid for his suit, he was told: "I don't know, but I hope the corpse was at least cold."