Search Result for "parsimonious":
1. excessively unwilling to spend;
- Example: "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"
- Example: "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"
[syn: parsimonious, penurious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parsimonious \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. [1913 Webster] A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving; mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
parsimonious adj 1: excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence" [syn: parsimonious, penurious]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "parsimonious": Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, conserving, dwarfed, dwarfish, economic, economizing, exiguous, forehanded, frugal, frugal to excess, impoverished, jejune, labor-saving, lean, limited, meager, mean, miserly, money-saving, narrow, niggardly, overfrugal, paltry, penny-wise, penny-wise and pound-foolish, poor, provident, prudent, prudential, puny, saving, scamping, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, spare, sparing, starvation, stingy, stinted, stinting, straitened, stunted, subsistence, thin, thrifty, time-saving, too frugal, unnourishing, unnutritious, unwasteful, watered, watery