parsimony

Part of speech: noun

Undue economy; stinginess.

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Usage examples "parsimony":

  1. A most painful and humiliating condition for brave men who had been fighting the battles of their Queen and of the republic, to behold themselves- through the parsimony of the one and the infuriated sentiment of the other- compelled to starve, to rob, or to be massacred by those whom they had left their homes to defend. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  2. Nor was there faltering, distraction, cowardice, or parsimony in Republican councils. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. Their fun was precious in proportion to its parsimony. - "Americans and Others", Agnes Repplier.