Austere vs Parsimonious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between austere and parsimonious
is that austere
is austere while parsimonious
is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.
Grim or severe in manner or appearance
Lacking trivial decoration; not extravagant or gaudy
- The headmistress was an austere old woman.
- The interior of the church was as austere as the parishioners were dour.
* (grim or severe) stern, strict, forbidding
* (lacking trivial decoration) simple, plain, unadorned, unembellished
* (not lacking trivial decoration) overwrought, flamboyant, extravagant, gaudy, flashy
Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.
Using a minimal number of assumptions, steps, or conjectures.
* 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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