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thrifty

Thriving, growing vigorously, and being healthy, esp. when assessing the health status of animals or plants.

thrifty

said of livestock that put on body weight or produce in other ways with a minimum of feed. The opposite of illthrift.
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This country's wealth was built on the thriftiness of its ageing population.
The furniture king is renowned for his thriftiness, and the family home he shares with his wife Margaretha, a modest and affable, but comfortably built woman, far removed from a leggy Nordic blonde of legend, in Epalinges, a quiet middle-class suburb in the hills above Lausanne, while spacious, is no tycoon's palatial gadget-bristling showhouse a la Bill Gates.
Known domestically as the "Iron Chancellor" for his thriftiness, Brown received a standing ovation from the hard-nosed campaigners.
They internalized the values of hard work, thriftiness, and an emphasis on traditional mores.
Thriftiness is believed to be the motive behind the studio's plan.
D'Aubigne thus returns women to the constricted space, the holy household of the Calvinist norm, in which the father acts as patriarch and preceptor of the family, and the woman remains subordinate: "I'll say yet again that excessive augmentation of the intellect so inflates the heart, from which thing I have seen two evils result: the dislike of housework and of thriftiness, condescension toward a less-learned husband, and great strife and disharmony.
Scots have a reputation for thriftiness but we wouldn't wear an English shirt at any price.
By the time Rudolf Kerkhoven's lifelong thriftiness and hard work have made him rich, his wife has become almost a stranger to him, and the new, comfortable house, with telephone and electric light, comes too late for her to enjoy; she can only resent having to spend the rest of her days there, "with Rudolf, and with memories of hard years, crop failure, plagues, misfortune, illness, discomfort, fear, and always rain, rain.
Weiss, predicts that Warehouse Membership Clubs will thrive in the '90s, "because they offer large sizes at low prices, and this conveys a feeling of substantiality and thriftiness to the consumer.
In an unusual demonstration of the body's thriftiness, the hormones are a matched set: Although opposite in activity, they are largely rearrangements of the same components.
Sixth-annual study shows new trends in thriftiness, highlights impact of debt on savings
Marks were awarded for thriftiness, self-control, openness to trying new products, comparison shopping and researching items before buying.