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Daemon
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parsimonious

(adjective) Excessively unwilling to spend.

Synonyms: penurious

Usage: I had to sue my parsimonious landlord for not giving me enough heat this winter.
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parsimony (n.)
early 15c., parcimony, "economy, thrift, frugality, sparingness in the use of expenditure of means," from Latin parsimonia "sparingness, frugality, thrift," from pars-, past-participle stem of parcere "to spare, save, refrain from, use moderately" (which is said to be unrelated to Latin parvus "small," parum "too little") + -monia, suffix signifying action, state, or condition. De Vaan suggests a PIE source-word meaning "to hold." Now commonly "excessive or unnecessary economy, stinginess," a narrowed sense attested by mid-16c.

parsimonious (adj.)
1590s, "very sparing in expenditure," from Latin parsimonia "frugality, thrift" + -ous. Not originally with the suggestion of stinginess, but this had emerged by 18c. Related: Parsimoniously; parsimoniousness.

Mehrdad77
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A parsimonious person is unwilling to spend a lot of money. You know those people who count up every penny when it's time to split a restaurant bill? You can call them parsimonious. Or cheap.

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Stingy is the most common and general synonym of parsimonious, but there are many other near synonyms, including thrifty, frugal, penurious, niggardly, penny-pinching, miserly, tight-fisted, tight. The adjective parsimonious was formed in English from the noun parsimony, "the quality of being careful in spending." It is a combination of the Latin verb parcere, "to spare," plus an Old French suffix –ous, "having the quality of."

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Kombozi Ismail Kibe
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Uganda government is parsimonius to provide good services for it's tax papers.
Kombozi Ismail Kibe
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Adjective
(Parsimonius) irrational spending of collective gains.
Usage: the government is too parsimonius to provide good healthcare to it's sick citizens
Adyl Mouhei
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"With parsimony a little is sufficient; without it nothing is sufficient; but frugality makes a poor man rich."


Seneca the Younger
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Her parsimony was so extreme that she'd walk five miles to the store to save a few cents on gas.
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