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thrifty

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of thrifty

  1. careful in the management of money or resources if you are thrifty, you can find ways to decorate your room stylishly yet inexpensively Synonyms of thrifty economical, economizing, provident, scrimping, sparing, frugalWords Related to thrifty conserving, preserving, saving; forehanded, foresighted, foresightful, prudent; penny-wise; cheap, close, closefisted, mean, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, pinching, spare, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfistedNear Antonyms of thrifty improvident, shortsighted; bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unselfish, unsparing; extravagant, indulgent, lavishAntonyms of thrifty prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty, wasteful

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


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