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Definition of "parsimonious" [par•si•mo•ni•ous]

  • Excessively sparing or frugal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parsimonious" in a sentence
  • "No less impressive was Nintendo's remarkable ability to extend the format's life by offering conservative -- one might even say "parsimonious" -- upgrades."
  • "At no point in their history had the Dreevers been what one might call a parsimonious family."
  • "He could hardly be called parsimonious, but, like most men who have successfully fought their own way through life, he was rather fond of authority, and little disposed to divest himself of his wealth until he should have no further occasion for it."