parsimonious Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “parsimonious” in the English Dictionary

"parsimonious" in British English

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uk   /ˌpɑː.sɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/  us   /ˌpɑːr.səˈmoʊ-/ formal disapproving
not ​willing to ​spendmoney or give something: She's too parsimonious to ​heat the ​houseproperly.figurative I ​think that ​politicians are often parsimonious with the (= do not ​tell the ​complete)truth.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɑː.sɪ.mə.ni/  us   /ˈpɑːr.sə.moʊ-/
(Definition of parsimonious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parsimonious”
in Chinese (Simplified) 吝啬小气的,过度节俭的…
in Turkish cimri, eli sıkı, pinti…
in Russian скупой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吝嗇小氣的,過度節儉的…
in Polish skąpy, oszczędny…
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