frugality frugality  /fru ˈɡæ lə ti/


  • (n) prudence in avoiding waste


  1. The first is the taste of live food; the second is my relation to frugality; the third is my deep concern about the state of the planet.
  2. Clark is a model of frugality as well.
  3. The Penny Express It is a testimony to our strength of spirit that we embrace a new frugality forced upon us by the economy April 27.


  1. When frugality goes too far

    Many Americans have embraced frugality in recent years, but sometimes money-saving strategies backfire when taken to extremes.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. Mortgage debt catches up with the Netherlands

    Dutch real estate prices have plunged in recent years, leaving homeowners 'underwater.' Despite the country's reputation for frugality, it has the highest household debt levels in the Eurozone. WEESP, Netherlands — The Dutch dream isn't that different from the American one. Nor is the nightmare that many people have woken up to.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Higher Taxes Mute Wealth Effect for Wealthy: EcoPulse

    High-income Americans are demonstrating some frugality as the positive wealth effect from a rallying stock market is being offset by tax increases.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "This is not the most handsomely wrapped present," Johnson said. "It's meant to show the frugality of the new regime."
    on May 9, 2008 By: Boris Johnson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We have a hard-earned reputation for frugality, not extravagance," said Ken Lewis, CEO of Bank of America (BAC.N). "Taxpayers have invested in our company, and they deserve to know what return they are making on their investment and when it...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Ken Lewis Source: Reuters

  3. George Mason wrote in the Virginia Declaration of Rights that "no free government, nor the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue."
    on Jul 1, 2006 By: George Mason Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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