- 1 providing good service or value in relation to the amount of time or money spent an economical car to run (= one that does not use too much gas) It would be more economical to buy the bigger size. opposite uneconomical Which Word?economic / economical Economic means “connected with the economy of a country or an area, or with the money that a society or an individual has”:the government’s economic policy the economic impact of having children Economical means “spending money or using something in a careful way that avoids waste”:It is usually more economical to buy washing powder in large quantities.
- 2using no more of something than is necessary an economical use of space an economical prose style (= one that uses no unnecessary words) opposite uneconomical
- 3not spending more money than necessary He was economical in all areas of his life. synonym frugal Idioms
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a way of saying that someone has left out some important facts, when you do not want to say that they are lying
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