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parsimonious

adjective uk   /ˌpɑː.sɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/  us   /ˌpɑːr.səˈmoʊ-/ formal disapproving
not willing to spend money or give something: She's too parsimonious to heat the house properly.figurative I think that politicians are often rather parsimonious with the (= do not tell the complete) truth.
parsimoniously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
parsimony
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɑː.sɪ.mə.ni/  us   /ˈpɑːr.sə.moʊ-/
Translations of “parsimonious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 吝嗇小氣的,過度節儉的…
in Russian скупой…
in Turkish cimri, eli sıkı, pinti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吝啬小气的,过度节俭的…
in Polish skąpy, oszczędny…
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