Most people want the same things from Washington: a federal government that is efficient, competent, transparent, and frugal.
It could be that is exactly what frugal Pope Francis has in mind for the Bishop of Bling.
Finally, the Obama family has modeled a refreshing kind of American elegance: fashionable, fit, and frugal.
I am frugal to the point of cheapness—when out to dinner with friends, I used to contribute only for the dishes I had ordered.
Even a frugal firm like Wal-Mart is enlarging its Silicon Valley presence.
We have no longer a right to expect a great end, worthy means, or a frugal and judicious application of the miraculous gift.
Not a hand was raised—for his worst enemies could not deny that he was temperate and frugal.
This has made the Barbadian negro a race apart, hardworking and frugal.
What does it matter if some may sneer at your thread-bare carpets and frugal fare?
They are a frugal people, these Normans, and waste absolutely nothing.
1590s, from Middle French frugal, from Latin frugalis, from undeclined adj. frugi "useful, proper, worthy, honest; temperate, economical," originally dative of frux (plural fruges) "fruit, produce," figuratively "value, result, success," related to fructus (see fruit). Sense evolved in Latin from "useful" to "profitable" to "economical." Related: Frugally.