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

 thrifty /ˈθrɪfti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrift·y a. [Compar. Thriftier superl. Thriftiest.]
 1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.
    Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new.   --Chaucer.
    I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty.   --Swift.
 2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
 3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
 4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. [R.]
 I have five hundred crowns,
 The thrifty hire I saved under your father.   --Shak.
 5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. [Obs.]
    I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth.   --Chaucer.
 Syn: -- Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: careful and diligent in the use of resources [ant: wasteful]
      2: mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with
         money" [syn: careful]
      [also: thriftiest, thriftier]