parsimonious

[pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs]

adjective

characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.

Origin of parsimonious

First recorded in 1590–1600; parsimon(y) + -ious
Related formspar·si·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbpar·si·mo·ni·ous·ness, nounun·par·si·mo·ni·ous, adjectiveun·par·si·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb

Synonyms for parsimonious

Synonym study

See stingy1.

Antonyms for parsimonious

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Word Origin and History for parsimonious
adj.

1590s, from Latin parsimonia "frugality, thrift" (see parsimony) + -ous. Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess. Related: Parsimoniously; parsimoniousness.

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