1. [syn: parsimonious, penurious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parsimonious \Par`si*mo"ni*ous\, a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift
relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most
penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence" [syn:
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