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thrift

noun

1 thrift

Any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers.

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 734: prosperity, welfare, well-being; affluence etc. (wealth) 803; success etc. 731; thrift, roaring trade; good fortune, smiles of fortune; ... show more

Dutch: bank, Engels gras
Polish: zawciąg



2 thrift

Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.

synonyms: parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching.

Roget 817: economy, frugality; thrift, thriftiness; care, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness, retrenchment.    savings; prevention of waste, save-all; cheese parings and candle ends; parsimony ... show more

Dutch: vrekkigheid, zuinigheid
Polish: ciułactwo, groszoróbstwo


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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