thrifty

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adjective \ˈthrif-tē\

Definition of thrifty

thriftier

thriftiest

  1. 1 :  thriving by industry and frugality :  prosperous

  2. 2 :  growing vigorously

  3. 3 :  given to or marked by economy and good management

thriftily

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thriftiness

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Examples of thrifty in a sentence

  1. <if you are thrifty, you can find ways to decorate your room stylishly yet inexpensively>

14th Century

First Known Use of thrifty

14th century

Synonym Discussion of thrifty

sparing, frugal, thrifty, economical mean careful in the use of one's money or resources. sparing stresses abstention and restraint <sparing in the offering of advice>. frugal implies absence of luxury and simplicity of lifestyle <ran a frugal household>. thrifty stresses good management and industry <thrifty use of nonrenewable resources>. economical stresses prudent management, lack of wastefulness, and use of things to their best advantage <an economical health-care plan>.

THRIFTY Defined for English Language Learners

thrifty

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adjective \ˈthrif-tē\

Definition of thrifty for English Language Learners

  • : managing or using money in a careful or wise way


THRIFTY Defined for Kids

thrifty

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adjective \ˈthrif-tē\

Definition of thrifty for Students

thriftier

thriftiest

  1. :  carefully and wisely managing money



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