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

 par·si·mo·ny /ˈpɑrsəˌmoni/
 過度節儉,吝嗇

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·si·mo·ny n.  Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness.
    Awful parsimony presided generally at the table.   --Thackeray.
 Syn: -- Economy; frugality; illiberality; covetousness; closeness; stinginess. See Economy.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 parsimony
      n 1: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
           unnecessarily [syn: parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching]
      2: extreme stinginess [syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness,
          niggardness, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness,
          closeness]