Parsimoniousness
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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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parsimoniousness — See parsimoniously. * * * …   Universalium

  • parsimoniousness — noun The state or condition of being parsimonious. Syn: parsimony …   Wiktionary

  • parsimoniousness — n. state of being parsimonious, stinginess, extreme frugality,par·si mo·ni·ous·ness || ‚pÉ‘rsɪ məʊnɪəsnɪs / pɑːs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parsimoniousness — par·si·mo·nious·ness …   English syllables

  • parsimoniousness — noun 1. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily • Syn: ↑parsimony, ↑thrift, ↑penny pinching • Derivationally related forms: ↑penny pinching (for: ↑penny pinching), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parsimony — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Parsimony >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 parsimony parsimony parcity| Sgm: N 1 parsimoniousness parsimoniousness stinginess &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 stint stint Sgm: N 1 illiberality illiberality avarice …   English dictionary for students

  • closeness — noun 1. a feeling of being intimate and belonging together their closeness grew as the night wore on • Syn: ↑intimacy • Derivationally related forms: ↑close • Hypernyms: ↑belonging • …   Useful english dictionary

  • meanness — noun 1. the quality of being deliberately mean (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑beastliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑mean, ↑beastly (for: ↑beastliness) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • minginess — noun extreme stinginess • Syn: ↑meanness, ↑niggardliness, ↑niggardness, ↑parsimony, ↑parsimoniousness, ↑tightness, ↑tightfistedness, ↑closeness …   Useful english dictionary

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