Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Parsimony (Page: 1045)

Par"si*mo*ny (?), n. [L. parsimonia, parcimonia; cf. parcere to spare, parsus sparing: cf. F. parcimonie.] Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness. Bacon.

Awful parsimony presided generally at the table. Thackeray.
Syn. -- Economy; frugality; illiberality; covetousness; closeness; stinginess. See Economy.