Parsimonious vs Spendthrift - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between parsimonious and spendthrift

is that parsimonious is exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy while spendthrift is wasteful, improvident or profligate.

As a noun spendthrift is

someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully.

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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    spendthrift

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully.
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    * spendthrift trust

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Wasteful, improvident or profligate.
  • Lavish or extravagant.