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]

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