- characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Origin of parsimonious
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tight, close, niggardly, miserly, illiberal, mean, penurious; avaricious, covetous.
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Examples from the Web for parsimonious
It promises to be a parsimonious solution to the age-old problem of preventing unwanted pregnancies.Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017
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The U.S. will never be as parsimonious with energy as a Scandinavian country.America Is Not Doomed
July 7, 2013
I bear some responsibility for moving the party of the parsimonious and prudent use of force to “all war all the time.”The New GOP Warmongers
March 22, 2011
The Earl of Buchan was the very pink of parsimonious patrons.The Letters of Robert Burns
There was nothing exclusive, or shrinking, or parsimonious in Frances Blondell.They of the High Trails
And being of New England, he would always be parsimonious with flatteries.In a Little Town
He is not parsimonious, but his instincts and habits have been prudent.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
But he was bitter and satirical, irritable, parsimonious, and vain.
Word Origin and History for parsimonious
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