[pahr-suh-moh-nee] /ˈpɑr səˌmoʊ ni/

extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; niggardliness.
extreme care or reluctance in spending; frugality; niggardliness

early 15c., from Latin parsimonia “sparingness, frugality, thrift,” from pars-, past participle stem of parsi, perfect tense of parcere “to spare, save, refrain from, use moderately” (which is said to be unrelated to Latin parvus “small,” parum “too little”) + -monia, suffix signifying action, state, or condition.


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