economical vs stinting what difference

what is difference between economical and stinting

English

Alternative forms

  • economicall (obsolete)
  • œconomical (archaic)
  • œconomicall (obsolete)

Etymology

economic +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪkəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪkəl/

Adjective

economical (comparative more economical, superlative most economical)

  1. Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
    He was an economical person by nature.
  2. Saving money or resources.
  3. (dated) Relating to economy in any other sense.
    • 1922, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Capital and Interest: A Critical History of Economical Theory, page 218:
      By Use, then, in the sense given it by the Say-Hermann school, we have to think of an objective useful element which proceeds from goods, and acquires independent economical existence as well as independent economical value.
    • 2007, Who’s Who in the Arab World, page 312:
      Doctor in Economical Sciences.
    • 2010, New Techniques and Technologies in Mining, page 20:
      Economical function usually has anti-crisis orientation and forms stable economical development of the state.

Usage notes

Modern usage prefers economic when describing the economy of a region or country (and when referring to personal or family budgeting). Economical is preferred when referring to thrift or value for money. Cf. the adjective economy.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • economic


English

Verb

stinting

  1. present participle of stint

Antonyms

  • unstinting

Noun

stinting (plural stintings)

  1. Act of one who stints.
    • 1848, Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
      [] as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.

Anagrams

  • nittings, tintings

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