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.
- Practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources. See Synonyms at sparing.
- Costing little; inexpensive: a frugal lunch.