Definition of parsimony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɑːsɪməni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrsəmoʊni//
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the fact of being extremely unwilling to spend money synonym meanness Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin parsimonia, parcimonia, from parcere ‘be sparing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parsimony