- Economical; thrifty; sparing; scrimping; stinting; business oriented; careful with money; judicious in use of resources; [metaphor] farseeing; keen-sighted.
- Concise; perspicacious; carefully chosen.
- Poor; wanting; lacking; deprived; nearly empty; [fig.] humble; modest.
- Stingy; abstemious; not indulgent; not extravagant; not spendthrift.
- Quiet; dumb; speechless.
- Inexpensive; cheap; low-priced; of small cost; demanding little in return.