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What Does Frugal Mean?

Your Two Cents: How Do You Feel About "Frugal"?

There are certain words that completely get under my skin. Sometimes I'm annoyed by the way a word sounds, and sometimes it's the meaning that causes me to turn against the word. Frugal is a two-time offender for me; I feel the same way about frugal that many of you feel about moist. It's a word with good intentions — it really just means economical— but its connotations seem cheap to me.


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