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PARSIMONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parsimony mean? 

PARSIMONY (noun)
  The noun PARSIMONY has 2 senses:

1. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
2. extreme stinginess

  Familiarity information: PARSIMONY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARSIMONY (noun)


Sense 1parsimony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

parsimoniousness; parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift

Hypernyms ("parsimony" is a kind of...):

frugality; frugalness (prudence in avoiding waste)


Sense 2parsimony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extreme stinginess

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

minginess; niggardliness; niggardness; tightfistedness; parsimony; meanness; parsimoniousness; tightness; closeness

Hypernyms ("parsimony" is a kind of...):

stinginess (a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parsimony"):

littleness; pettiness; smallness (lack of generosity in trifling matters)

miserliness (total lack of generosity with money)


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