V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. frugal or thrifty; 2. working efficiently, without waste, or with a surplus

Synonyms: frugal, thrifty, provident, sparing, efficient, inexpensive, reasonable

Antonyms: wasteful, generous

Tips: The word economical is different from economic. Economic describes something related to the production, distribution, or consumption of goods or services, while economical describes prudent use of funds.

Usage Examples:

The spending committee recommended the less elaborate plan because it was more economical. (efficient, reasonable)

By making more economical decisions, you should be able to save more money. (frugal, thrifty)

In order to be economical, you should consider the quality and necessity of a purchase, as well as the price. (frugal, provident)

I would prefer to have a small, economical wedding rather than an extravagant, expensive one. (inexpensive, reasonable)

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