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Meaning of PARSIMONY

Pronunciation:  'pârsu`mownee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extreme stinginess
  2. [n]  extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

PARSIMONY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: closeness, meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, penny-pinching, thrift, tightfistedness, tightness
 See Also: frugality, frugalness, miserliness, pettiness, stinginess



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"si*mo*ny\, n. [L. parsimonia, parcimonia; cf.
parcere to spare, parsus sparing: cf. F. parcimonie.]
Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; --
generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness.

      Awful parsimony presided generally at the table.

Syn: Economy; frugality; illiberality; covetousness;
     closeness; stinginess. See {Economy}.

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