Frugality vs Cheapness - What's the difference?

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Frugality is a synonym of cheapness.

As nouns the difference between frugality and cheapness

is that frugality is the quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift while cheapness is the state of being cheap.



  • The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift.
  • A sparing use; sparingness.
  • Synonyms

    * parsimony * thriftiness


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  • The state of being cheap
  • *1800 , Edmond Malone, The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden :
  • *:Her mother, in 1684, retiring with'her daughter, for cheapness , to some place in Surrey, (she does not tell us where,) became acquainted with Dr. Glisson [...].
  • *1910 , (Saki), ‘The Strategist’, Reginald in Russia :
  • *:Mrs. Jallatt didn't study cheapness , but somehow she generally attained it.
  • *2004 , James Keith Elliott, The Collected Biblical Writings of T.C. Skeat :
  • *:He was also interested in the cost of book production, as can be seen in his article on the cheapness of papyrus as a writing material.
  • Synonyms

    * frugality * parsimony * thriftiness