economy [ih-kon-uh-mee] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||abridgement, austerity, care, carefulness, caution, curtailment, cutback, decrease, deduction, direction, discretion, husbandry, layoff, meanness, miserliness, moratorium, niggardliness, parcity, parsimony, providence, prudence, recession, reduction, regulation, restraint, retrenchment, rollback, scrimping, shrinkage, skimping, sparingness, stinginess, supervision, thrift, thriftiness|
|Category:||4. Monetary Relations|
economy, frugality; thrift, thriftiness; care, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness, retrenchment., savings; prevention of waste, save-all; cheese parings and candle ends; parsimony.
be economical; practice economy; economize, save; retrench; cut one's coat according to one's cloth, make both ends meet, keep within compass, meet one's expenses, pay one's way; husband (lay by)., save money, invest money; put out to interest; provide for a rainy day, save for a rainy day, provide against a rainy day, save against a rainy day; feather one's nest; look after the main chance.
economical, frugal, careful, thrifty, saving, chary, spare, sparing; parsimonious., underpaid.
sparingly; ne quid nimis.
adde parvumparvo magnus acervus erit; magnum est vectigal parsimonia [Latin] [Cicero].
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