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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: parsimony (15-21 centuries), from Latin parsimonia, from parcere 'to be careful in spending'

parsimonious

adjective
     
par‧si‧mo‧ni‧ous formal
extremely unwilling to spend money
parsimoniously adverb
parsimony noun [uncountable]

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