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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.
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|Noun||1.||parsimoniousness - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily|
|2.||parsimoniousness - extreme stinginess |
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
miserliness - total lack of generosity with money
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