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parsimonious (adj.)

1590s, "very sparing in expenditure," from Latin parsimonia "frugality, thrift" (see parsimony) + -ous. Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess, but this had emerged by 18c. Related: Parsimoniously; parsimoniousness.

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Definitions of parsimonious

parsimonious (adj.)
excessively unwilling to spend;
parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
Synonyms: penurious
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