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- n. The state or condition of being parsimonious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being parsimonious; extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.
- n. An extreme stinginess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being parsimonious, sparing, or stinting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
- n. extreme stinginess
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The subsequent "New Chapter" and the Future Capabilities reforms were undermined by the military's unexpectedly high operational tempo and the Treasury's parsimoniousness.
But at the hotel, pitcher Jim Bouton was dumbfounded: "This was the first time he could ever remember their parsimoniousness outweighing their arrogance."
Dan Bloom quotes Chien Hsi-chieh as saying that the character in question has a connotation of parsimoniousness.
An article by Dan Bloom reports on a controversy over the way 'Jew' is written in Chinese:There are many Chinese characters for 'you-tai,' or Jew, but the combination that is currently being used refers to an animal of the monkey species, and has the connotation of parsimoniousness, Chien Hsi-chieh, director of the Peacetime Foundation of Taiwan, said recently...
Rather, it appears that the connotation of parsimoniousness has become attached to the word "youtai" perhaps more than simply "you" through its use in translations of Western-language sources that used the word "Jew" in the same casually derogatory way.
"In Chinese, the character refers to an animal of the monkey species, and has the connotation of `parsimoniousness.'"
Our speaker was born in Kaslo, B. C., in 1895, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1915, then joined the 54th Kootenay Battalion as a second lieutenant and served overseas (where it is recorded that his men grumbled about his parsimoniousness with the rum rations), returned as a staff captain, graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1920 and was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1922.
I willingly grant to you that some women are so wealthy, placed in situations requiring so much representation, that it would be degrading to them to take much thought about any thing but the beauty and fashion of their clothes; and that an anxiety on their part about the preservation of, to them, trifles would indicate meanness and parsimoniousness.
We know whether we have to do with a gentleman or a cad, and whether his subsequent parsimoniousness is caused by cussedness or simply ignorance of the customs of such establishments, and we treat him in consequence.
I did not know of this sale, at which anybody bought who wished, and at very low prices, until it had commenced; therefore I was unable to hinder this very damaging parsimoniousness.