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  • 1 Parsimonious — Par si*mo ni*ous, a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See {Parsimony}.] Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy. {Par si*mo ni*ous*ly}, adv. {Par si*mo ni*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] A prodigal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 parsimonious — I adjective acquisitive, avaricious, chary, cheap, close, closefisted, curmudgeonly, economical, excessively frugal, frugal, grasping, grudging, illiberal, mean, mercenary, miserly, niggardly, parcus, penny pinching, penurious, petty, restrictus …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 parsimonious — (adj.) 1590s, from L. parsimonia (see PARSIMONY (Cf. parsimony)). Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess. Related: Parsimoniously; parsimoniousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 parsimonious — niggardly, penurious, *stingy, close, close fisted, tight, tightfisted, miserly, cheeseparing, penny pinching Analogous words: avaricious, *covetous, grasping, greedy: *sparing, frugal: *mean, ignoble, sordid, abject Antonyms: prodigal Contrasted …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 parsimonious — [adj] penny pinching avaricious, chintzy*, close, frugal, greedy, illiberal, mean, miserly, penurious, prudent, saving, scrimpy, selfish, skinflint*, sparing, stingy*, tight*, tightfisted*, tightwad*; concepts 334,401 Ant. generous, lavish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 parsimonious — [pär΄sə mō′nē əs] adj. characterized by parsimony; miserly; close SYN. STINGY1 parsimoniously adv. parsimoniousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 parsimonious — parsimony par‧si‧mo‧ny [ˈpɑːsɪməni ǁ ˈpɑːrsˌmoʊni] noun [uncountable] formal extreme unwillingness to spend money: • The gap between government parsimony and the needs of sport is filled by commercial sponsorship. parsimonious adjective : • Some …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 parsimonious — adjective /pɑr.sɪˈmoʊn.i.əs/ a) Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy. The first three college savings plans stand out for their parsimonious expenses... b) Using a minimal number of …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 parsimonious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stingy, selfish, tight, frugal; see greedy 1 , stingy . See Synonym Study at stingy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [PAR suh MOH nee us] miserly, stingy. The parsimonious old fool recycled… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 parsimonious — parsimony, parsimonious The principle that the best statistical model among all satisfactory models is that with the fewest parameters. Hence, more generally, the principle which asserts that if it is possible to explain a phenomenon equally… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 11 parsimonious — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)sɪmo͟ʊniəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Someone who is parsimonious is very unwilling to spend money. [FORMAL] Syn: stingy …

    English dictionary

  • 12 parsimonious — adjective Lou s parsimonious mother was horrified by his lavish spending Syn: cheap, miserly, mean, niggardly, close fisted, close, penny pinching, ungenerous, Scroogelike; informal tightfisted, cheeseparing, tight, stingy, mingy; formal… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 parsimonious — parsimony ► NOUN ▪ extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources. DERIVATIVES parsimonious adjective. ORIGIN Latin parsimonia, parcimonia, from parcere be sparing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 parsimonious — adjective excessively unwilling to spend parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses lived in a most penurious manner denying himself every indulgence • Syn: ↑penurious • Similar to: ↑stingy, ↑ungenerous …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 parsimonious — adjective Date: 1598 1. exhibiting or marked by parsimony; especially frugal to the point of stinginess 2. sparing, restrained Synonyms: see stingy • parsimoniously adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 parsimonious — parsimoniously, adv. parsimoniousness, n. /pahr seuh moh nee euhs/, adj. characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy. [1590 1600; PARSIMON(Y) + IOUS] Syn. tight, close, niggardly, miserly, illiberal, mean, penurious; avaricious,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 parsimonious — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, conserving, dwarfed, dwarfish, economic, economizing, exiguous, forehanded, frugal, frugal to excess, impoverished, jejune,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 parsimonious — par|si|mo|ni|ous [ˌpa:sıˈməuniəs US ˌpa:rsıˈmou ] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: parsimony (15 21 centuries), from Latin parsimonia, from parcere to be careful in spending ] extremely unwilling to spend money >parsimoniously adv… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 parsimonious — par|si|mo|ni|ous [ ,parsə mouniəs ] adjective FORMAL not willing to give or spend money ╾ par|si|mo|ni|ous|ly adverb ╾ par|si|mo|ny [ parsə,mouni ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 parsimonious — adj. stingy, miserly; frugal, economicalpar·si·mo·ni·ous || ‚pÉ‘rsɪ məʊnɪəs /‚pɑːs …

    English contemporary dictionary