Synonyms for parsimony

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pahr-suh-moh-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɑr səˌmoʊ ni

Définition of parsimony

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin parsimonia "sparingness, frugality, thrift," from pars-, past participle stem of parsi, perfect tense 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.
  • noun stinginess
Example sentences :
  • But with the operations of magic Rodogune had delighted to supersede the parsimony of nature.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • I had often heard of the thrift and parsimony of Herr Oppovich's household.
  • Extract from : « That Boy Of Norcott's » by Charles James Lever
  • Mre charged Pop with parsimony and he charged her with recklessness.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • Parsimony was her great virtue, and a power of saving her strong point.
  • Extract from : « Orley Farm » by Anthony Trollope
  • It is not parsimony or unwillingness to give, but a disposition to save.
  • Extract from : « Usury » by Calvin Elliott
  • What is the cause of this parsimony of the liberty which you dole out to the people?
  • Extract from : « Thoughts on the Present Discontents » by Edmund Burke
  • And yet you call us rebels, and accuse us of meanness and of parsimony.
  • Extract from : « Richard Carvel, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • I plead for the "law of parsimony," and the economizing of energy.
  • Extract from : « Illogical Geology » by George McCready Price
  • Parsimony was a fixed trait of her character; she could not help it.
  • Extract from : « Genius in Sunshine and Shadow » by Maturin Murray Ballou
  • Parsimony by people who can afford to spend does harm, not good.
  • Extract from : « The Beggar's Purse » by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Antonyms for parsimony

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