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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,