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 for Frugality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frugality \Fru*gal"i*ty\, n.; pl. Frugalities. [L. frugalitas:
     cf. F. frugalit['e].]
     1. The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; that careful
        management of anything valuable which expends nothing
        unnecessarily, and applies what is used to a profitable
        purpose; thrift; --- opposed to extravagance.
        [1913 Webster]
              Frugality is founded on the principle that all
              riches have
              limits.                               --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A sparing use; sparingness; as, frugality of praise.
     Syn: Economy; parsimony. See Economy.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: prudence in avoiding waste [syn: frugality, frugalness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "frugality":
     abnegation, austerity, austerity program, canniness, care,
     carefulness, chariness, cheeseparing, constraint, denial,
     economic planning, economicalness, economy, economy of assumption,
     economy of means, elegance, false economy, forbearance,
     forehandedness, frugalness, golden mean, good management,
     husbandry, law of parsimony, management, moderateness, moderation,
     nothing in excess, parsimoniousness, parsimony, pinching,
     providence, prudence, prudential administration, renouncement,
     renunciation, restraint, scrimping, self-control, self-denial,
     self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, skimping, soberness,
     sobriety, sophrosyne, sparingness, stinting, temperance,
     temperateness, thrift, thriftiness, tight purse strings,

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