Synonyms for economical

Synonyms for (adjective) economical

Synonyms: economic, economical

Definition: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness

Usage: an economic use of home heating oil; a modern economical heating system; an economical use of her time

Similar words: efficient

Definition: being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

Usage: an efficient production manager; efficient engines save gas


Synonyms: stinting, frugal, economical, sparing, scotch

Definition: avoiding waste

Usage: 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

Similar words: thrifty

Definition: careful and diligent in the use of resources