Definition of Parsimonious

1. Adjective. Excessively unwilling to spend. "Lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"




Definition of Parsimonious

1. a. Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

Definition of Parsimonious

1. Adjective. Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy. ¹

2. Adjective. Using a minimal number of assumptions, steps, or conjectures. ¹

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Definition of Parsimonious

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Parsimonious

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1. Nollekens and His Times: Comprehending Life of that Celebrated Sculptor and by John Thomas Smith (1829)
"parsimonious management of Nollekens when a bachelor.—Personal appearance of him and his wife.—Economy of Mrs. Nollekens.—The Sculptor's figure and dress. ..."

2. Nollekens and his times: A Life of that Celebrated Sculptor and Memoirs of by John Thomas Smith (1829)
"parsimonious management of Nollekens when a bachelor.—Personal appearance of him and his wife.—Economy of Mrs. Nollekens.—The Sculptor's figure and dress. ..."

3. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of what it was by Nature by Edgar Woods (1901)
"... Hard and parsimonious, he hoarded his earnings, and was reputed to be rich; and this impression was strengthened by his mode of living, and the jealous ..."

4. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"... adj. parsimonious. ... I adj. sparing (mit, of, in), saving, thrifty, frugal (of); scant), parsimonious; II. в-feit, ..."

5. The Queens of England and Their Times: From Matilda, Queen of William the by Francis Lancelott (1858)
"... were parsimonious to a fault, and observed a routine 80 strict, regular, moral, and devoid of excitement, display, or extravagance, that the votaries of ..."

6. The History of the Condition of Women, in Various Ages and Nations by Lydia Maria Francis Child (1835)
"such a parsimonious person would have no chance to get husbands. The Gourds, who dwell in the mountains between Turkey and Persia, live in tents, ..."

7. The Queens of England and Their Times: From Matilda, Queen of William the by Francis Lancelott (1894)
"... were parsimonious to a fault, and observed a routine so strict, regular, moral, and devoid of ..."

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