from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obsolete forms of parsimonious, parsimony.
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I cannot think of being rigidly parcimonious, nor must I be very lavish, lest my money should not hold out.
It made them more vigilant in seeking game, bolder in pursuing it, and parcimonious in all their expences.
The earliest definition, in Nathaniel Bailey’s 1727 dictionary, is “parcimonious” (now spelled parsimonious and considered a bookish term for a cheapskate) and “niggardly” (now used less frequently because some confuse it with a racial slur).