Par`si*mo"ni*ous (?), a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See Parsimony.]
Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.
, adv. -- Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ness
A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious.
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.
Syn. -- Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving; mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious.
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