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Definition of Parsimony

Parsimony

  1. Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; -- generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness.

Parsimony Quotations

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
Edmund Burke

If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one's own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward.
Theodor Adorno

There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
Livy

Well I don't feel sectarian against sparseness, although I sometimes get a little chippy about this. I resent the way that a certain notion of parsimony has become the norm for skilful literary writing.
China Mieville
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Parsimony Translations

parsimony in French is parcimonie
parsimony in German is Sparsamkeit
parsimony in Spanish is parsimonia

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