Definition of Thriftiness

1. Noun. Frugality in the expenditure of money or resources. "The Scots are famous for their economy"

Exact synonyms: Economy
Generic synonyms: Frugality, Frugalness
Derivative terms: Economical, Economize, Economize, Thrifty, Thrifty



Definition of Thriftiness

1. n. The quality or state of being thrifty; thrift.

Definition of Thriftiness

1. Noun. The property of being thrifty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thriftiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thriftiness

thricely
thrid
thridace
thridaces
thridded
thridden
thridding
thrids
thrift
thrift institution
thrift shop
thrift shops
thriftier
thriftiest
thriftily
thriftiness
thriftinesses
thrifting
thriftless
thriftlessly
thriftlessness
thrifts
thriftshop
thrifty
thriftyness
thrill
thrill-seeker
thrill-seekers
thrillant
thrillcraft

Literary usage of Thriftiness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Erasmus Darwin by Ernst Krause, Charles Darwin (1880)
"purity and healthiness of the towns may " contribute to the thriftiness and wealth of " the surrounding country." " There should " be no burial places in ..."

2. Carlyle and the Open Secret of His Life by Henry Larkin (1886)
"... be hers '—His impatient thriftiness—Threatening bankruptcy of the household exchequer — Budget of a femme Incomprise — ' Great laughter/ even with money ..."

3. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity: Including by William S. Forrest (1853)
"Cause of New England Thriftiness, Wealth, and Happiness—Enterprise Wanted Here—Norfolk—Progress Elsewhere—Improvements—Great Works—Railroads—Steamers—Cities ..."

4. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley (1906)
"... and, in conclusion, she requested, with characteristic thriftiness, to be immediately furnished with a city bond for forty-five thousand pounds ..."

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