- 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 parsimoniously
Many of our denominational colleges are parsimoniously sustained.Colleges in America
John Marshall Barker
The Scottish king was poor, ill-housed, parsimoniously served, meagerly guarded.
Inferior coal, parsimoniously stoked, took the water-heater a long time to get going.Paris Vistas
Helen Davenport Gibbons
Did they think that the cross, given hitherto so parsimoniously to civilians, was not meant for the police?The House of the Combrays</p>
G. le Notre
Isolated in its narrow chamber, each grub nibbles the substance around it, peacefully and parsimoniously.A Book of Exposition
Homer Heath Nugent
Word Origin and History for parsimoniously
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