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Definitions of economical

  1.   Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; - said of character or habits.
  2.   Regulative; relating to the adaptation of means to an end.
  3.   using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; " an economic use of home heating oil"; " a modern economical heating system"; " an economical use of her time"
  4.   Pertaining to the household; domestic.
  5.   Relating to the means of living, or the resources and wealth of a country; relating to political economy; as, economic purposes; economical truths.
  6.   Careful; frugal; prudent.
  7.   Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; frugal; - said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of money or of time.
  8.   Pert. to household matters; frugal; careful; thrifty.
  9.   Economically.
  10.   Pertaining to, managing with, or regulated by, economy; frugal; relating to economics.
  11.   of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth; " economic growth"; " aspects of social, political, and economical life"
  12.   Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.
  13.   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)

Quotes of economical

  1. We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical and personal lives. – Anita Borg
  2. Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. – Lillian Gordy Carter
  3. It should cause no surprise that anyone so lazy as myself should be economical to the point of miserliness with everything he writes. – Leslie Charteris
  4. I hope you love birds too. It is economical It saves going to heaven. – Emily Dickinson
  5. Working on the themes I was interested in, through the context of a particular family, was a very economical way of dealing with a lot of the issues I was concerned with. – Atom Egoyan
  6. If you don't tour, you cannot expect to sell a huge numbers of your albums either. It was both a business- and an economical decision and we wanted to play anyway. We just wanted to get out for the tour when it was safe enough for us. – Kerry King
  7. Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity for division of labor embracing all the developed and most of the undeveloped states. – Christian Lous Lange
  8. When I'm shooting on location, you get ideas on the spot- new angles. You make not major changes but important modifications, that you can't do on a set. I do that because you have to be economical – Satyajit Ray
  9. As you see the political problems are closely connected with the economical problems. With the help of politics, we will open the way for the economy and this is why all these problems are included in the program of the newly elected government. – Ibrahim Rugova
  10. It is imperative for the health and safety of millions of workers that we ensure that breathing systems needed for protection are widely available, convenient and economical – Bill Shuster
  11. Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all. – Theodore Sturgeon
  12. In my early days in Hollywood I tried to be economical I designed my own clothes, much to my mother's distress. – Gene Tierney
  13. Each reform, therefore, improving the economical and political situation of the workers proves to be an arm that increases the energy with which the proletarian struggle of classes is fought. – Clara Zetkin

Usage examples for economical

  1. It is also economical in fuel under such conditions. ” – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  2. There was so much stock breeding that it was more economical for a family to buy meat, milk, and eggs, than to maintain animals itself. ” – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. They have not been crushed out, as in Europe, by political or economical activity. ” – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. Economical use demands even distribution through the soil so that a sufficient amount is in every part. ” – Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  5. He was extremely economical for example, always ate his dinner on his shop counter, first spreading out a newspaper to catch the crumbs. ” – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  6. We should have to be very economical – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  7. This writing took up a large part of his time, and the labour was sometimes so severe that he could barely get through it; yet he would not allow himself a clerk, being economical in that one thing only. ” – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  8. He was already bent upon some definite achievement, and was thoughtful for the sake of selecting the economical and effectual way. ” – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  9. Coal is a tremendous item in the cost of production, and a competent, economical engine- man can be sure of good wages and a choice of berths; he is desired like a good domestic servant. ” – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  10. “ Burke's great scheme of economical reform was also put into operation, cutting down the pension list and diminishing the secret service fund, and thus destroying many sources of corruption. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  11. Our habits are economical and prudent, perhaps timid. ” – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  12. You know how sorry you were we hadn't been more economical and made our money last long enough to travel in England, instead of having to stop short after a splash in London. ” – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  13. These experiments are of much scientific as well as economical interest. ” – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  14. She was glad to lead a retired life, simply and naturally economical – Juana by Honore de Balzac
  15. My father had given her sixty thousand francs and charged her to be economical – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  16. “ Nuts are raised in great abundance, for they also supply the base for a spread just as appetizing and more economical than butter. ” – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  17. My economical reforms were not, as his Grace may think, the suppression of a paltry pension or employment, more or less. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  18. Still I find it hard to get along on this sum, though I am as economical as possible. ” – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  19. “ Mrs Grove was bent on being agreeable, to all present, and she thought " the economical dodge" was as good as any, considering her audience. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson

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