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parsimony

noun par·si·mo·ny \ˈpär-sə-ˌmō-nē\

: the quality of being very unwilling to spend money

Full Definition of PARSIMONY

1
a :  the quality of being careful with money or resources :  thrift
b :  the quality or state of being stingy
2
:  economy in the use of means to an end; especially :  economy of explanation in conformity with Occam's razor

Examples of PARSIMONY

  1. The charity was surprised by the parsimony of some larger corporations.
  2. <her parsimony was so extreme that she'd walk five miles to the store to save a few cents on gas>

Origin of PARSIMONY

Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parsus, past participle of parcere to spare
First Known Use: 15th century

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