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Very unwilling to spend money or use resources:‘even the parsimonious Joe paid for drinks all round’
mean, miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, close, grasping, scrooge-like, stinting, sparing, frugaltight-fisted, stingy, tight, mingy, money-grubbing, skinflintycheaptight-arsed, tight as a duck's arsenearView synonyms
- ‘Our approach is niggardly, grudging and parsimonious.’
- ‘With the fare on offer here it is not easy not to feel dejected, even sad that the directors have been so parsimonious with their offerings to kids.’
- ‘They already possess the most parsimonious defence in the division.’
- ‘Its lure to one's vanity and bank account can seduce even the most parsimonious print personality.’
- ‘This is an odd pairing of devices in one person, the narrative eye and the devil: it's too parsimonious.’
- ‘Ironically, they resemble more than anything a George Graham team: parsimonious, ruthless and pragmatic.’
- ‘What slows e-government up is a parsimonious culture, for which IT can only be invested in if it saves the Treasury money.’
- ‘So much for those who argue that the essential problem was parsimonious Republicans or a weak state.’
- ‘This team was apparently built around a defense that was parsimonious to the extreme, and now it's gone a bit leaky.’
- ‘You know, I mean, there seems to be this thing that the coverage is being parceled out in a rather parsimonious way.’
- ‘He puts Scotland's success in the sector down to its parsimonious reputation.’
- ‘And the Australian who has made it his summer residence finds the locals anything but parsimonious.’
- ‘Some treatments produce more health gain than others, and some entail more parsimonious use of resources.’
- ‘I was good and parsimonious and did the job myself, saving the money I didn't spend on cleaners to help pay the builders.’
- ‘Never fear, my little chickadees; Aunty Jane has even the most parsimonious among you covered.’
- ‘His parsimonious ways have cost him more than a few friends and several famous girlfriends.’
- ‘Britain, along with Italy, France and Germany, comes in the middle of the tipping league, neither profligate nor parsimonious.’
- ‘But the declines also point out the parsimonious nature of the cash-free offer.’
- ‘Also, using graduate students to pursue industrial problems in a university is a cheap way for parsimonious companies to do research.’
- ‘This file will not be available indefinitely - I am far too parsimonious with webspace for that.’
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