[ pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs ]
See synonyms for: parsimoniousparsimoniouslyparsimoniousness on

  1. characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.

Origin of parsimonious

First recorded in 1590–1600; parsimon(y) + -ious

synonym study For parsimonious

See stingy1.

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Other words from parsimonious

  • par·si·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
  • par·si·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun
  • un·par·si·mo·ni·ous, adjective
  • un·par·si·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024