parsimonious

[pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs]
adjective
characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.

Origin:
1590–1600; parsimon(y) + -ious

parsimoniously, adverb
parsimoniousness, noun
unparsimonious, adjective
unparsimoniously, adverb


tight, close, niggardly, miserly, illiberal, mean, penurious; avaricious, covetous. See stingy1.


generous.
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parsimony (ˈpɑːsɪmənɪ)
 
n
extreme care or reluctance in spending; frugality; niggardliness
 
[C15: from Latin parcimōnia, from parcere to spare]
 
parsimonious
 
adj
 
parsi'moniously
 
adv

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parsimonious
1590s, from L. parsimonia (see parsimony). Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess. Related: Parsimoniously.
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Example sentences
He wrung the tax code dry, penny by penny, with parsimonious business
  deductions and luxurious benefits as a college professor.
The comparatively-parsimonious new budget gave an excuse to get rid of those
  projects.
The recession gives parsimonious innovators a chance to go global.
As a spectacle, it makes the wide screen look parsimonious.
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