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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fru·gal /ˈfrugəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fru·gal a.
 1. Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
 I oft admire
 How Nature, wise and frugal, could commit
 Such disproportions.   --Milton.
 2. Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune. Frugal fare.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
            shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a
            sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their
            use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts";
            "thrifty because they remember the great Depression";
            "`scotch' is used only informally" [syn: economical,
            scotch, sparing, stinting]