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parsimonious

adjective par·si·mo·ni·ous \ˌpär-sə-ˈmō-nē-əs\

: very unwilling to spend money

Full Definition of PARSIMONIOUS

1
:  exhibiting or marked by parsimony; especially :  frugal to the point of stinginess
2
par·si·mo·ni·ous·ly adverb

Examples of PARSIMONIOUS

  1. <a parsimonious woman who insists that charity begins—and ends—at home>
  2. A society that is parsimonious in its personal charity (in terms of both time and money) will require more government welfare. —William J. Bennett, The Death of Outrage, 1998

Origin of PARSIMONIOUS

(see parsimony)
First Known Use: 1598

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