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economical

Synonyms and Antonyms of economical

careful in the management of money or resources
  • We have to be economical in our use of the camp's limited supply of electricity.
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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


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