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[ ih-kon-uh-mee ]SEE DEFINITION OF economy

Synonyms for economy

  • recession
  • abridgement
  • austerity
  • care
  • carefulness
  • caution
  • curtailment
  • cutback
  • decrease
  • deduction
  • direction
  • discretion
  • husbandry
  • layoff
  • meanness
  • miserliness
  • moratorium
  • niggardliness
  • parsimony
  • providence
  • prudence
  • reduction
  • regulation
  • restraint
  • retrenchment
  • rollback
  • shrinkage
  • stinginess
  • supervision
  • thrift
  • thriftiness
  • parcity
  • scrimping
  • skimping
  • sparingness
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Antonyms for economy

  • addition
  • carelessness
  • disregard
  • enlargement
  • expansion
  • extravagance
  • imprudence
  • increase
  • indiscretion
  • neglect
  • negligence
  • raise
  • spending
  • thoughtlessness
  • squandering
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ECONOMY

If we permit our economy to drift and decline, the vulnerable will suffer most.

What, then, is civilization in the economy of the human animal?

It would not be in keeping with His economy to have any entity wasted.

(b) How can economy be exercised in the use of butter in cooking?

For convenience and economy, these jars or cans should be labeled.

Honest labor united with economy is the best way to acquire it.

Now, it is evident that there is here a profitable source of economy.

This is a sort of economy having all the appearances and some of the advantages of prudence.

I had little or no money, Calcutta being no place for economy.

A moral mildew mingles with and blasts the economy of nature.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "household management," from Latin oeconomia, from Greek oikonomia "household management, thrift," from oikonomos "manager, steward," from oikos "house" (cognate with Latin vicus "district," vicinus "near;" Old English wic "dwelling, village;" see villa) + nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics). The sense of "wealth and resources of a country" (short for political economy) is from 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ECONOMY

austerity

noungrimness, barrenness
  • baldness
  • bareness
  • dourness
  • economy
  • plainness
  • primitiveness
  • rusticism
  • severity
  • simplicity
  • spareness
  • spartanism
  • starkness
  • unadornment

cut

nounreduction, diminution
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