Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 817 (Economy)

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#817. Economy.-- N. economy, frugality; thrift, thriftiness; care, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness[obs], retrenchment.

savings; prevention of waste, save-all; cheese parings and candle ends; parsimony &c. 819.

cost-cutting, cost control.

V. be economical &c. adj.; practice economy; economize, save; retrench, cut back expenses, cut expenses; cut one's coat according to one's cloth, make both ends meet, keep within compass, meet one's expenses, pay one's way, pay as you go; husband &c. (lay by) 636.

save money, invest money; put out to interest; provide for a rainy day, save for a rainy day, provide against a rainy day, save against a rainy day; feather one's nest; look after the main chance.

cut costs.

Adj. economical, frugal, careful, thrifty, saving, chary, spare, sparing; parsimonious &c.819.


Adv. sparingly &c. adj.; ne quid nimis[Lat].

Phr. adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit[Latin]; magnum est vectigal parsimonia [Latin][Cicero]. #817a. Greed [excessive desire] -- N. covetousness, ravenousness &c. adj.; venality, avidity, cupidity; acquisitiveness (acquisition) 775; desire &c. 865.

[greed for money or material things] greed, greediness, avarice, avidity, rapacity, extortion.

selfishness &c.943; auri sacra fames[Lat].

grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity.

V. covet, crave (desire) 865; grasp; exact, extort.

Adj. greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping; rapacious; lickerish[obs].

greedy as a hog; overeager; voracious; ravenous, ravenous as a wolf; openmouthed, extortionate, exacting, sordid|!, alieni appetens[Lat]; insatiable, insatiate; unquenchable, quenchless; omnivorous.