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parsimonious

[pahr-suh-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌpɑr səˈmoʊ ni əs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Origin of parsimonious
1590-1600
1590-1600; parsimon(y) + -ious
Related forms
parsimoniously, adverb
parsimoniousness, noun
unparsimonious, adjective
unparsimoniously, adverb
Synonyms
tight, close, niggardly, miserly, illiberal, mean, penurious; avaricious, covetous. See stingy1 .
Antonyms
generous.
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adj.

1590s, from Latin parsimonia "frugality, thrift" (see parsimony) + -ous. Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess. Related: Parsimoniously; parsimoniousness.

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