Par`si*mo"ni*ous (?), a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See Parsimony.]

Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

-- Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ly, adv. -- Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ness, n.

A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious. Bacon.

Extraordinary funds for one campaign may spare us the expense of many years; whereas a long, parsimonious war will drain us of more men and money. Addison.

Syn. -- Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving; mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious.

 

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