I'm looking for somekind of antonym for "energy-intensive". I'm describing something that works well without using a lot of energy. I feel like the adjective I'm looking for also works for money.

Any ideas?

  • Efficient may well be your word. – Khuldraeseth na'Barya May 10 '17 at 12:10
  • I agree, it totally works, but I feel like there is another good match out there... – francoiskroll May 10 '17 at 12:21
  • Economic, perhaps? – Khuldraeseth na'Barya May 10 '17 at 12:23
  • Might be a good match! Does it work with energy too? Sorry I still feel like I'm missing something better though. What about I formulate it as "something/someone which spares money/energy"? Do you see any other adjective? – francoiskroll May 10 '17 at 12:32
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    Sparing, frugal, thrifty... – Khuldraeseth na'Barya May 10 '17 at 13:02

I suggest economical, as it can relate to money, time, or energy.


Economical: giving good value or service in relation to the amount of money, time, or effort spent. "a small, economical car" synonyms: cheap, inexpensive, low-cost, budget, economy, economic;

I also tend to think of "economic" as being more related to money or business than "economical," which is why I wouldn't suggest "economic" in your case.

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