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1. parsimony

noun. ['ˈpɑːrsəˌmoʊni'] extreme stinginess.

Synonyms

  • closeness
  • smallness
  • miserliness
  • minginess
  • littleness
  • meanness
  • tightfistedness
  • tightness
  • niggardness
  • niggardliness
  • parsimoniousness
  • stinginess

Antonyms

  • importance
  • broad-mindedness
  • farness
  • openness

Etymology

  • parsimonie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • parsimonia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Parsimony

  • acrimony
  • alimony
  • aramony
  • aramony
  • ceremony
  • chalcedony
  • corleone
  • matrimony
  • palimony
  • patrimony
  • sanctimony
  • telephony
  • testimony

Example sentences of the word parsimony


1. Noun, singular or mass
Determining the correct tree based on parsimony can quickly become a very complicated problem.

Quotes containing the word parsimony


1. The mentally disturbed do not employ the Principle of Scientific Parsimony: the most simple theory to explain a given set of facts. They shoot for the baroque.
- Philip K. Dick, VALIS

2. parsimony

noun. ['ˈpɑːrsəˌmoʊni'] extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.

Synonyms

  • thrift
  • penny-pinching
  • frugality
  • parsimoniousness

Antonyms

  • unfriendliness
  • largeness
  • bigness
  • strength

Etymology

  • parsimonie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • parsimonia (Latin)
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