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Frugal vs. Spartan

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Frugaladjective

Avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else which is to be used or consumed; avoiding waste.

Spartanadjective

Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.

‘I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.’;

Frugaladjective

Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.

‘I oft admireHow Nature, wise and frugal, could commitSuch disproportions.’;

Spartanadjective

Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.

‘The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.’;

Frugaladjective

Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.

Spartanadjective

Lacking in decoration and luxury.

‘After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.’;

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Frugaladjective

avoiding waste;

‘an economical meal’; ‘an economical shopper’; ‘a frugal farmer’; ‘a frugal lunch’; ‘a sparing father and a spending son’; ‘sparing in their use of heat and light’; ‘stinting in bestowing gifts’; ‘thrifty because they remember the great Depression’; ‘`scotch' is used only informally’;

Spartanadjective

Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.

Frugaladjective

sparing or economical as regards money or food

‘I'm a bit too frugal to splash out on designer clothes’;

Spartannoun

a resident of Sparta

Frugaladjective

simple and plain and costing little

‘a frugal meal’;

Spartanadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

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Spartanadjective

resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity;

‘spartan courage’;

Spartanadjective

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;

‘a parent severe to the pitch of hostility’; ‘a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien’; ‘a strict disciplinarian’; ‘a Spartan upbringing’;

Spartanadjective

practicing great self-denial;

‘Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it’; ‘a desert nomad's austere life’; ‘a spartan diet’; ‘a spartan existence’;

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