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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frugality  \Fru*gal"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Frugalities}.  [L.  frugalitas: 
  cf  F.  frugalit['e].] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Economy;  parsimony.  See  {Economy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frugality 
  n  :  prudence  in  avoiding  waste  [syn:  {frugalness}] 




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