thrifty

[thrif-tee]
adjective, thriftier, thriftiest.
1.
practicing thrift or economical management; frugal: a thrifty shopper.
2.
thriving, prosperous, or successful.
3.
thriving physically; growing vigorously.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see thrift, -y1

thriftily, adverb
thriftiness, noun
overthriftily, adverb
overthriftiness, noun
overthrifty, adjective
unthriftily, adverb
unthriftiness, noun
unthrifty, adjective


1. sparing, saving. See economical.
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thrifty (ˈθrɪftɪ)
 
adj , thriftier, thriftiest
1.  showing thrift; economical or frugal
2.  rare thriving or prospering
 
'thriftily
 
adv
 
'thriftiness
 
n

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Paradoxical as it may seem, it is the poor who are the spendthrifts, and the
  rich who are thrifty.
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So we've decided to focus our latest blog carnival on budget-conscious recipes
  and thrifty shopping strategies.
Sometimes you want to live large, sometimes you need to live thrifty.
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