American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Frugality

FRUGAL’ITY, n.

1. Prudent economy; good husbandry or housewifery; a sparing use or appropriation of money or commodities; a judicious use of any thing to be expended or employed; that careful management of money or goods which expends nothing unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable purpose; that use in which nothing is wasted. It is not equivalent to parsimony, the latter being an excess of frugality, and a fault. Frugality is always a virtue. Nor is it synonymous with thrift, in its proper sense; for thrift is the effect of frugality.

Without frugality none can become rich, and with it few would be poor.

2. A prudent and sparing use or appropriation of any thing; as frugality of praise.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Frugality," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 17, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TH51UPMPXE4CM2.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Frugality." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 17 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TH51UPMPXE4CM2.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Frugality' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 17 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3TH51UPMPXE4CM2.