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 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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