parsimonious

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parsimony +‎ -ious

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /pɑr.sɪˈmo͡ʊn.i.əs/
  • Hyphenation: par‧si‧mon‧i‧ous

Adjective[edit]

parsimonious ‎(comparative more parsimonious, superlative most parsimonious)

  1. Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.
  2. Using a minimal number of assumptions, steps, or conjectures.
  3. (sports) Not conceding many goals.
    • 2015 May 25, Daniel Taylor, “Norwich reach Premier League after early blitz sees off Middlesbrough”[1], The Guardian, London, archived from the original on 1 November 2015:
      They played like a team that was in a hurry to get back to the Premier League. Norwich City had dismantled the most parsimonious defence in the Championship inside the opening quarter of an hour and at the final whistle it was the yellow end, rather than Middlesbrough’s banks of red, where the euphoria could be found.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]