noneconomical, adjectivenoneconomically, adverbpreeconomical, adjectivepreeconomically, adverbpseudoeconomical, adjectivepseudoeconomically, adverbquasi-economical, adjectivequasi-economically, adverbuneconomical, adjectiveuneconomically, adverb
saving, provident, sparing, parsimonious. Economical, thrifty, frugal
imply careful and saving use of resources. Economical
implies prudent planning in the disposition of resources so as to avoid unnecessary waste or expense: economical in budgeting household expenditures. Thrifty
is a stronger word than economical, and adds to it the idea of industry and successful management: a thrifty shopper looking for bargains. Frugal
emphasizes being saving, sometimes excessively saving, especially in such matters as food or dress: frugal almost to the point of being stingy.
wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, prodigal, profligate.