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THRIFTY (thriftier, thriftiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does thrifty mean? 

THRIFTY (adjective)
  The adjective THRIFTY has 2 senses:

1. careful and diligent in the use of resources
2. mindful of the future in spending money

  Familiarity information: THRIFTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THRIFTY (adjective)


Sense 1thrifty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Careful and diligent in the use of resources

Similar:

economical; frugal; scotch; sparing; stinting (avoiding waste)

penny-wise (thrifty in small matters only)

saving (characterized by thriftiness)

Also:

provident (providing carefully for the future)

Antonym:

wasteful (tending to squander and waste)


Sense 2thrifty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mindful of the future in spending money

Synonyms:

thrifty; careful

Context example:

careful with money

Similar:

provident (providing carefully for the future)


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