Pronunciation of Economical
/ˌiːkənˈɒmɪkə͡l/, /ˌiːkənˈɒmɪkəl/, /ˌiː_k_ə_n_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_k_əl/
Synonyms for economical:
slangy, modestly, thrift, roundly, circuitous, low-rent, niggardly, flowery, emphatically, cut rate, succinct, rhetorical, ponderous, laconic, wordy, unprintable, pejorative, journalistic, economically, euphemistic, declamatory, lyric, disused, turgid, brevity, parenthetical, tight-fisted, disuse, eloquent, epigrammatic, sententious, inarticulate, Punchy, libelous, untapped, readable, giveaway, careful, telegraphic, verbose, grandiloquent, stylistic, unused, low-end, ornate, taciturn, discursive, conversational, affordable, picturesque, shoestring, Worded, chatty, penny-pinching, knockdown, economy drive, polemical, rhetorically, shakespearean, Concessionary, gossipy, prolix.
idiomatic, literary, sesquipedalian, chintzy, incoherent, elliptical, informal, snappy, epistolary, emphatic, miserly, rambling, monosyllabic, fluent, provident, learned, orotund, ungenerous, portentous, poetic, well-turned, vague, crisp, lyrical.
Other synonyms and related words:
euphemistic, modest, libelous, knockdown, careful, unprintable, canny, efficient, ungenerous, compact, declamatory, tight-fisted, affordable, incoherent, Economizing, laconic, Scrimping, chintzy, mean, economic, pejorative, brief, literary, saving, tight, niggardly, economically, scots, rambling, scotch, sententious, well-turned, telegraphic, rough, cut rate, wordy, close, articulate, stinting, eloquent, low-rent, elliptical, brevity, in, taciturn, low-end, informal, rhetorically, turgid, polemical, chary, stylistic, untapped, low, lyric, verbose, shoestring, crisp, flowery, grandiloquent, ornate, concise, vague, miserly, forehanded, penny-pinching, parenthetical, formal, provident, economy, businesslike, monosyllabic, thrift.
conservative with resources; careful (adjective)
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Usage examples for economical:
- If they can be grouped about a village church as a center, and if the church can be the base of operations from which the work is carried on in all these outlying regions; if through the aid of the home missionary boards a sufficient clerical force can be maintained to carry on the wide work, will not such a course be a practical, a successful, and an economical method of accomplishing home mission work? - "The Making of a Country Parish", Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills.
- It doesn't look encouraging, and we have no more food left than will take us back to the sloop if we're economical. - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.
- His management was economical and efficient. - "The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders", Ernest Scott.