parsimonious
[ pahr-suh-moh-nee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from Latin parsimonia, parcimonia, from parcere ‘be sparing’
Synonyms
  • frugal
  • greedy
  • prudent
  • saving
  • sparing
  • stingy
Antonyms
  • generous
  • lavish
  • liberal
Definition
unwilling to spend money or use resources
Example
Dave's wife became frustrated at him for being so parsimonious when she asked to go on a luxurious vacation.
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