Parsimonious

by Bill - 2010-11-12 - in education / language /


(par-si-MO-nee-uhs)

adjective: Excessively sparing or frugal.

Etymology From Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parcere (to spare). First recorded use: 1598.

Usage "President Calvin Coolidge was so parsimonious with words that he became known as 'Silent Cal'." — Rob Christensen; Interesting, But Not Quite Convincing; The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina); Sep 12, 2010. (© Wordsmith Words)

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