Eminent vs Parsimonious - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between eminent and parsimonious

is that eminent is eminent; distinguished; noteworthy while parsimonious is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

eminent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (archaic) high, lofty; towering; prominent.
  • noteworthy, remarkable, great
  • His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
  • of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
  • In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

    Usage notes

    * Eminent and imminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Eminent may also be confused with immanent, immanant, or emanate.

    Derived terms

    * eminence * eminently * preeminent

    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

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