thrifty

adjective
\ˈthrif-tē \
thriftier; thriftiest

Definition of thrifty 

1 : given to or marked by economy and good management

2 : thriving by industry and frugality : prosperous

3 : growing vigorously

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Other Words from thrifty

thriftily \ˈthrif-tə-lē \ adverb
thriftiness \ˈthrif-tē-nəs \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of thrifty in a Sentence

if you are thrifty, you can find ways to decorate your room stylishly yet inexpensively

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First Known Use of thrifty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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thrifty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of thrifty

: managing or using money in a careful or wise way

thrifty

adjective
\ˈthrif-tē \
thriftier; thriftiest

Kids Definition of thrifty

: carefully and wisely managing money

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