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Pronunciation:  `pârsu'mowneeus

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\Par`si*mo"ni*ous\, a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See
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.

      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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