follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

parsimonious

[pahr-suh-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌpɑr səˈmoʊ ni əs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Origin
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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for parsimoniously

parsimonious

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for parsimonious

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for parsimoniously

21
25
Scrabble Words With Friends