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thrifty

[thrif-tee] /ˈθrɪf ti/
adjective, thriftier, thriftiest.
1.
practicing thrift or economical management; frugal:
a thrifty shopper.
2.
thriving, prosperous, or successful.
3.
thriving physically; growing vigorously.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see thrift, -y1
Related forms
thriftily, adverb
thriftiness, noun
overthriftily, adverb
overthriftiness, noun
overthrifty, adjective
unthriftily, adverb
unthriftiness, noun
unthrifty, adjective
Synonyms
1. sparing, saving. See economical.
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British Dictionary definitions for unthrifty

thrifty

/ˈθrɪftɪ/
adjective thriftier, thriftiest
1.
showing thrift; economical or frugal
2.
(rare) thriving or prospering
Derived Forms
thriftily, adverb
thriftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unthrifty
adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + thrifty.

thrifty

adj.

late 14c., from thrift + -y (2). Related: Thriftily; thriftiness.

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