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Word of the Day – Parsimony

By July 1, 2022Word of the Day

Parsimony (noun)


Extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources.

Late Middle English from Latin parsimonia, parcimonia, from parcere ‘be sparing’.

Example sentences

“He operated a regime of such parsimony, we never had anything.”

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