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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

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Antonyms for parsimonious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for parsimoniously

meanly, miserly, cannily, greedily, parsimoniously, stingily

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Word Origin and History for parsimoniously



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper