Parsimonious vs Parsimoniousness - What's the difference?

parsimonious | parsimoniousness |


As an adjective parsimonious

is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.

As a noun parsimoniousness is

the state or condition of being parsimonious.

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

    parsimoniousness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The state or condition of being parsimonious.
  • Synonyms

    * parsimony