Par·si·mo·ni·ous a. Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy. -- Par*si*mo*ni*ous*ly, adv. -- Par*si*mo*ni*ous*ness, n.
A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious. --Bacon.
Extraordinary funds for one campaign may spare us the expense of many years; whereas a long, parsimonious war will drain us of more men and money. --Addison.
Syn: -- Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving; mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious.
n 1: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, thrift, penny-pinching]
2: extreme stinginess [syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness,
niggardness, parsimony, tightness, tightfistedness,