• (America) IPA: /ˈpɑɹ.sə.ˌmoʊ.ni/

parsimony (uncountable)

  1. Great reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.
    Synonyms: stinginess, frugality, economy, Thesaurus:stingy, Thesaurus:frugal
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 9:
      If mere parsimony could have made a man rich, Sir Pitt Crawley might have become very wealthy […]
  2. (by extension) The principle of using the fewest resources or explanations to solve a problem.
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