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thrift

Noun

1 any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
2 extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, penny-pinching]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
    To save money, they would shop at a thrift store.
  2. A bank.
  3. Any of various plants of the genus Armeria, particularly Armeria maritima.

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Translations

characteristic of using a minimum of something
bank
  • Dutch: bank
various plants of the genus Armeria
  • Dutch: Armeria, Engels gras

Extensive Definition

Thrift can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

austerity, austerity program, canniness, care, carefulness, chariness, economic planning, economicalness, economizing, economy, economy of means, false economy, forehandedness, frugality, frugalness, good management, husbandry, management, miserliness, niggardliness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, penuriousness, providence, prudence, prudential administration, saving, scrimping, skimping, sparingness, stinginess, thriftiness, tight purse strings, unwastefulness
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