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Thrifty

thrifty
1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterised by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal. Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new. (Chaucer) I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty. (swift)
2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. I have five hundred crowns, The thrifty hire I saved under your father. (Shak)
5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth. (Chaucer)
Synonym: frugal, sparing, economical, saving, careful.
Origin: Thriftier; Thriftiest.


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