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Nov 9, 2010
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parsimonious

PRONUNCIATION:
(par-si-MO-nee-uhs)

MEANING:
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.

See more usage examples of parsimonious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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