parsimonious

[pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs]
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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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See stingy1.

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Related Words for parsimoniously

meanly, miserly, cannily, greedily, parsimoniously, stingily

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Word Origin and History for parsimoniously

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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