|part of speech:
||excessively frugal; stingy.
My father was a parsimonious with praise as he was with pennies.
- close-fisted, miserly, penny-pinching, scrimping, stingy, tight, tightfisted
- similar words:
- cheap, economical, frugal, niggardly, penurious, prudent, skimpy, sparing, stinting, thrifty, ungenerous
||abstemious, churlish, tight
||parsimoniously (adv.), parsimoniousness (n.)