parsimonious


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par·si·mo·ni·ous

 (pär′sə-mō′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Excessively sparing or frugal.
2. Accounting for observed data with a relatively simple explanation: The physicist argued that her new theory was more parsimonious than the standard model.

par′si·mo′ni·ous·ly adv.
par′si·mo′ni·ous·ness n.

par•si•mo•ni•ous

(ˌpɑr səˈmoʊ ni əs)

adj.
given to parsimony; frugal or stingy.
[1590–1600]
par`si•mo′ni•ous•ly, adv.
par`si•mo′ni•ous•ness, n.
syn: See stingy1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parsimonious - excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

parsimonious

adjective mean, stingy, penny-pinching (informal), miserly, near (informal), saving, sparing, grasping, miserable, stinting, frugal, niggardly, penurious, tightfisted, close-fisted, tight-arse (taboo slang), mingy (Brit. informal), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), cheeseparing, skinflinty, snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) the stereotype of the dour and parsimonious Scotsman
generous, lavish, extravagant, wasteful, open-handed, spendthrift, munificent

parsimonious

adjective
Translations

parsimonious

[ˌpɑːsɪˈməʊnɪəs] ADJparco, excesivamente frugal

parsimonious

[ˌpɑːrsɪˈməʊniəs] adjparcimonieux/euse

parsimonious

adjgeizig

parsimonious

[ˌpɑːsɪˈməʊnɪəs] adjparsimonioso/a
References in classic literature ?
He was, I had discovered, parsimonious about small expenditures-- a trait absolutely inconsistent with his general character.
He could not understand her sad face or the tears that rolled silently down her cheeks from time to time; for Hannah had always represented her aunt Miranda as an irascible, parsimonious old woman, who would be no loss to the world whenever she should elect to disappear from it.
First crept The Parsimonious Emmet, provident Of future, in small room large heart enclos'd, Pattern of just equalitie perhaps Hereafter, join'd in her popular Tribes Of Commonaltie: swarming next appeer'd The Femal Bee that feeds her Husband Drone Deliciously, and builds her waxen Cells With Honey stor'd: the rest are numberless, And thou thir Natures know'st, and gav'st them Names, Needlest to thee repeaed; nor unknown The Serpent suttl'st Beast of all the field, Of huge extent somtimes, with brazen Eyes And hairie Main terrific, though to thee Not noxious, but obedient at thy call.
Worldly fame has been parsimonious of her favor to the memory of those generous companions.
This latter form seemed to please him best; -- perhaps because it involved the least risk; for Dammit had become excessively parsimonious.
She had in fact had a glimpse of the Venetian world in its gossiping, home-keeping, parsimonious, professional walks; for I observed for the first time that she had acquired by contact something of the trick of the familiar, soft-sounding, almost infantile speech of the place.
But as it is wholesome that the parsimonious public should know what has been doing, and still is doing, in this connexion, I mention here that everything set forth in these pages concerning the Court of Chancery is substantially true, and within the truth.
So completely did I break with my parsimonious past that I sent word home to my mother to call in the boys of the neighbourhood and give to them all my collections.
In this second attempt I had the support of several people to whom I had rendered some service, and I was backed by the members of the Communal Council, for I had appealed to their parsimonious instincts, showing them how much it cost to support the poor wretches, and pointing out how largely they might gain by converting their plots of ground (to which the idiots had no proper title) into allotments which were needed in the township.
Why should I be parsimonious with this life which is cheap and without value?
Bute regretted more (though she confessed less) than ever her monstrous fault in so insulting Miss Briggs, and in being so haughty and parsimonious to Bowls and Firkin, that she had not a single person left in Miss Crawley's household to give her information of what took place there.
Mr Barnacle dated from a better time, when the country was not so parsimonious and the Circumlocution Office was not so badgered.