Definition of Parsimony

1. Noun. Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.




2. Noun. Extreme stinginess.

Definition of Parsimony

1. n. Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness.

Definition of Parsimony

1. Noun. Great reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. ¹

2. Noun. By analogy from (1), principle of using the least resources or explanations to solve a problem. ¹

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Definition of Parsimony

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Literary usage of Parsimony

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1. Intermediate Sanctions in Sentencing Guidelines by Michael Tonry (1998)
"The principle of parsimony. The principle of parsimony, or the concept of the least restrictive appropriate alternative, is equally relevant to intermediate ..."

2. Our Schools, Their Administration and Supervision by William Estabrook Chancellor (1908)
"parsimony consists in cutting expenditures to the point of injuring the schools ... This is not economy but ruinous parsimony, and ought to be so branded by ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1919)
"THE PRINCIPLE OF parsimony AND ETHICAL NEUTRALITY. My object in writing this short note on Professor Laird's extremely interesting paper, ..."

4. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"OF BASE AVARICE OR parsimony Complete. BASE or sordid parsimony is a desire to save or spare expence without measure of discretion. ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(2) advanced age, to the empire ; but his merit was rather useful than shining, and his virtues were disgraced by a strict and even sordid parsimony. ..."

6. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... the queen— Sir John Norris sent to Holland—parsimony of Elizabeth—Energy of Davison—Protracted negotiations—Friendly sentiments of Count Maurice—Letters ..."

7. Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Ages by Maurice Wulf (1922)
"Need of universality; the "law of parsimony." ii. Excess resulting from the felt need of simplifying without limit; the geocentric system and the ..."

8. Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Ages by Maurice Wulf (1922)
"Need of universality; the "law of parsimony." ii. Excess resulting from the felt need of simplifying without limit; the geocentric system and the ..."

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