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Definition of frugal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    frugal

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈfruɡl//
     
     
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  1. 1 using only as much money or food as is necessary a frugal existence/life He has always been hard-working and frugal. opposite extravagant
  2. 2(of meals) small, plain, and not costing very much synonym meager a frugal lunch of bread and cheese
NAmE//fruˈɡælət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable]
NAmE//ˈfruɡəli//
 
adverb to live/eat frugally
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: frugal