The family lived with a contradictory sense of parsimony and indulgence, “both beyond and below our means.”
If this be true, it is so unlike Elizabeth's parsimony that we must set it down as a wonder.
parsimony was her great virtue, and a power of saving her strong point.
She was also accused of parsimony, and her income was enormously exaggerated.
But with the operations of magic Rodogune had delighted to supersede the parsimony of nature.
I had often heard of the thrift and parsimony of Herr Oppovich's household.
What is the cause of this parsimony of the liberty which you dole out to the people?
By his account, a parsimony in every point appears to be the great desideratum aimed at.
And yet you call us rebels, and accuse us of meanness and of parsimony.
Yet, although there was economy in providing for the household, there does not appear to have been any parsimony.
early 15c., from Latin parsimonia "sparingness, frugality, thrift," from pars-, past participle stem of parsi, perfect tense of parcere "to spare, save, refrain from, use moderately" (which is said to be unrelated to Latin parvus "small," parum "too little") + -monia, suffix signifying action, state, or condition.