Parsimonious vs Impecunious - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between parsimonious and impecunious

is that parsimonious is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy while impecunious is lacking money.

parsimonious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.
  • Using a minimal number of assumptions, steps, or conjectures.
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  • * Kiplinger's Personal Finance , January 2002
  • The first three college-savings plans stand out for their parsimonious expenses...
    Statistical methods offer the ability to enforce parsimonious selection of the most influential potential predictors of each gene's state.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    impecunious

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Lacking money.
  • * 1875 March 25, :
  • When I, good friends, was called to the bar,
    I'd an appetite fresh and hearty,
    But I was, as many young barristers are,
    An impecunious party.
  • * February 1896 , Ground-swells'', by Jeannette H. Walworth, published in ''Lippincott's Monthly Magazine ; page 183:
  • "Then what became of her?"
    "Her? Which 'her'? The park is full of 'hers.'"
    "The lady with the green feathers in her hat. A big Gainsborough hat. I am quite sure it was Miss Hartuff."
    "Not improbably. I presume she does sometimes take the air. And possibly she may be the happy owner of a Gainsborough hat with green feathers."
    "Don't be frivolous, please. She was in that victoria."
    "Then perhaps she was too impecunious to drive both ways."
  • * 1919 , :
  • [I]t would be a simple matter, sir, to find some impecunious author who would be glad to do the actual composition of the volume for a small fee.

    Synonyms

    * (lacking money) poor, penniless * See also