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Meaning of PARSIMONIOUS

Pronunciation:  `pârsu'mowneeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"
 

PARSIMONIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: penurious, stingy, ungenerous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious.
                                               --Bacon.

      Extraordinary funds for one campaign may spare us the
      expense of many years; whereas a long, parsimonious war
      will drain us of more men and money.     --Addison.

Syn: Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving;
     mean; stingy; frugal. See {Avaricious}.

 
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