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economicala. [F. économique, L. oeconomicus orderly, methodical, Gr. economical. See Economy.].
  •  Pertaining to the household; domestic.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.  [1913 Webster]
    "And doth employ her economic art
    And busy care, her household to preserve.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; -- said of character or habits.  [1913 Webster]
    "Just rich enough, with economic care,
    To save a pittance.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; using the minimum of time or effort or resources required for effectiveness; frugal; -- said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of money or of time; an economic use of home heating oil.  [1913 Webster]
  •  of or pertaining to the national or regional economy; relating to political economy; relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to the production or consumption of goods and services of a nation or region; as, economic growth; economic purposes; economical truths; an economic downturn.  [1913 Webster]
    "These matters economical and political."  [1913 Webster]
    "There was no economical distress in England to prompt the enterprises of colonization."  [1913 Webster]
    "Economic questions, such as money, usury, taxes, lands, and the employment of the people."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end.  Grew.  [1913 Webster]
  •  of or pertaining to economics.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  profitable. Opposite of uneconomic.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  avoiding waste; as, an economical meal. Opposite of wasteful.  [WordNet 1.5]
    " Economical is the usual form when meaning frugal, saving; economic is the form commonly used when meaning pertaining to the management of a household, or of public affairs."  [1913 Webster]


economical, adj. sparing in the use of resources; avoiding waste.

economically adv.



Scotch, budget, canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing, close, conservative, conserving, easy, economic, economizing, economy, forehanded, frugal, inexpensive, labor-saving, low, low-priced, manageable, mean, miserly, moderate, modest, money-saving, niggardly, nominal, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penny-wise, penurious, politico-economic, provident, prudent, prudential, reasonable, saving, scrimping, sensible, shabby, shoddy, skimping, socio-economic, spare, sparing, stingy, thrifty, tight, tight-fisted, time-saving, token, unexpensive, unwasteful, within means, worth the money




N economy, frugality, thrift, thriftiness, care, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness, retrenchment, savings, prevention of waste, save-all, cheese parings and candle ends, parsimony, cost-cutting, cost control, economical, frugal, careful, thrifty, saving, chary, spare, sparing, parsimonious, underpaid, sparingly, ne quid nimis, adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit, magnum est vectigal parsimonia.

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