Origin of parsimonyMiddle English parcimony from Classical Latin parcimonia from parcere, to spare: akin to (com)pescere, to enclose, limit
When you analyze every purchase and are very careful about spending even small amounts of money, this is an example of parsimony.
- Unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess.
- Adoption of the simplest assumption in the formulation of a theory or in the interpretation of data, especially in accordance with the rule of Ockham's razor.
Origin of parsimonyMiddle English parcimony from Latin parsimōnia from parsus past participle of parcere to spare
- Great reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.
- By analogy from (1), principle of using the least resources or explanations to solve a problem.
From Old French parsimonie, from Latin parsimÅnia (“sparingness, frugality"), from parcere (“to be sparing").
- This ill-timed parsimony reacted injuriously upon Polish politics.
- Parsimony is the source of the increase of capital; by augmenting the fund devoted to the maintenance of productive hands, it puts in motion an additional quantity of industry, which adds to the value of the annual produce.
- The determination to limit still further the power of the executive was at the bottom of this fatal parsimony, with the inevitable consequence that, while the king and the senate were powerless, every great noble or lord-marcher was free to do what he chose in his own domains, so long as he flattered his "little brothers," the szlachta.
- Were succeeded by fits of clemency, of parsimony or of apathy.
- He strenuously supported Stephen during his long struggle with Ivan the Terrible, despite the obstruction and parsimony of the diet.