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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]


Careful and diligent in the use of resources


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

penny-wise (thrifty in small matters only)

saving (characterized by thriftiness)


provident (providing carefully for the future)


wasteful (tending to squander and waste)

Sense 2thrifty [BACK TO TOP]


Mindful of the future in spending money


thrifty; careful

Context example:

careful with money


provident (providing carefully for the future)

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