frugality

[froo-gal-i-tee]
noun
the quality of being frugal, or prudent in saving; the lack of wastefulness: Many people who have lived through periods of economic deprivation develop lifelong habits of frugality and are almost never tempted by wasteful consumption.
Also, frugalness [froo-guhl-nis] .

nonfrugality, noun
overfrugality, noun
unfrugality, noun
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frugal (ˈfruːɡəl)
 
adj
1.  practising economy; living without waste; thrifty
2.  not costly; meagre
 
[C16: from Latin frūgālis, from frūgī useful, temperate, from frux fruit]
 
fru'gality
 
n
 
'frugalness
 
n
 
'frugally
 
adv

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frugality
1530s, from Fr. frugalité, from L. frugalitatem, from frugalis (see frugal).
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Example sentences
Making people aware of the cost of leaving the lights on should encourage
  frugality.
It never occurred to me that my frugality could boost my social life.
Frugality is not high upon the list of defining virtues of the real doll
  enthusiast archetype.
Forcing a mandatory technology fee on students who are practicing frugality is
  unfair.
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