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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily;
[syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching]

2. extreme stinginess;
[syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closeness]


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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

parsimoniousness \parsimoniousness\ n. 1. The quality of being parsimonious; extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. Syn: parsimony, thrift, penny-pinching. [WordNet 1.5] 2. An extreme stinginess. Syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, tightfistedness. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

parsimoniousness n 1: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching] 2: extreme stinginess [syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closeness]