Parsimonious vs Costive - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between parsimonious and costive
is that parsimonious
is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy while costive
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.
* See also
; constipated (figurative)
* 2005 , , Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 346:
*: Melanie, who was used to Wani's costive memos, and even to dressing up the gist of a letter in her own words, stuck out her tongue in concentration as she took down Nick's old-fashioned periods and perplexing semicolons.