Thrifty vs Miserly - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between thrifty and miserly

is that thrifty is given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good management of property; sparing; frugal while miserly is like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money.

thrifty

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good management of property; sparing; frugal.
  • Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
  • Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
  • Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
  • Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.
  • Synonyms

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    Antonyms

    * spendthrift

    Derived terms

    * thriftily * thriftiness

    miserly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money
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