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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Too economical; stingy. Also: unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.

Usage examples (40)
  • My parsimonious aunt never offered second servings or dessert with dinner.
  • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
  • At no point in their history had the Dreevers been what one might call a parsimonious family.
  • They write that the most "parsimonious" explanation of the results rests on "a few fundamental factors." for more
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