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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parsimonious mean? 

PARSIMONIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective PARSIMONIOUS has 1 sense:

1. excessively unwilling to spend

  Familiarity information: PARSIMONIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PARSIMONIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1parsimonious [BACK TO TOP]


Excessively unwilling to spend


parsimonious; penurious

Context examples:

parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses / lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence


stingy; ungenerous (unwilling to spend)

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