What does the word parsimonious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Meanly economical; stingy.

Usage examples for parsimonious

  1. To sum up all the conveniences of the Palais du Tribunat, suffice it to say, that almost every want, natural or artificial, almost every appetite, gross or refined, might be gratified without passing its limits; for, while the extravagant voluptuary is indulging in all the splendour of Asiatic luxury, the parsimonious sensualist need not depart unsatisfied. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  2. In fact, I've been acquiring parsimonious habits and worrying myself about expenses lately. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  3. The need of strict economy in our expenditures is emphasized by the fact that we can not afford to be parsimonious in providing for what is essential to our national well- being. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various