Miserly vs Parsimonious - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between miserly and parsimonious

is that miserly is like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money while parsimonious is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

miserly

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money
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    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.

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