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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   /-li/ us  
parsimony
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɑː.sɪ.mə.ni/ us    /ˈpɑːr.sə.moʊ-/
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