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[pahr-suh-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌpɑr səˈmoʊ ni əs/

characterized by or showing ; frugal or stingy.

1590s, from Latin parsimonia “frugality, thrift” (see parsimony) + -ous. Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess. Related: Parsimoniously; parsimoniousness.


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