Parsimony


Parsimony
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Parsimony->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ parsimony
parsimony
parcity|
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ parsimoniousness
parsimoniousness
stinginess
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ stint
stint
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ illiberality
illiberality
avarice
tenacity
avidity
rapacity
extortion
venality
cupidity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ selfishness
selfishness
&c. 943
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ auri sacra fames
auri sacra fames
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ miser
miser
niggard
churl
screw
skinflint
crib
codger
muckworm
scrimp
lickpenny
hunks
curmudgeon
Harpagon
harpy
extortioner
Jew
usurer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ Hessian
Hessian
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pinch fist
pinch fist
pinch penny
PARAG:Parsimony->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be parsimonious
be parsimonious
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ grudge
grudge
begrudge
stint
pinch
gripe
screw
dole out
hold back
withhold
starve
famish
live upon nothing
skin a flint
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ drive a bargain
drive a bargain
drive a hard bargain
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cheapen
cheapen
beat down
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ stop one hole in a sieve
stop one hole in a sieve
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ have an itching palm
have an itching palm
grasp
grab
PARAG:Parsimony->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ parsimonious
parsimonious
penurious
stingy
miserly
mean
shabby
peddling
scrubby
penny wise
near
niggardly
close
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fast handed
fast handed
close handed
strait handed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ close fisted
close fisted
hard fisted
tight fisted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tight
tight
sparing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ chary
chary
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ grudging
grudging
griping
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ illiberal
illiberal
ungenerous
churlish
hidebound
sordid
mercenary
venal
covetous
usurious
avaricious
greedy
extortionate
rapacious
PARAG:Parsimony->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ with a sparing hand
with a sparing hand

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  • Parsimony — is a less is better concept of frugality, economy, stinginess or caution in arriving at a hypothesis or course of action. The word derives from Middle English parcimony , from Latin parsimonia , from parsus , past participle of parcere : to spare …   Wikipedia

  • parsimony — par‧si‧mo‧ny [ˈpɑːsɪməni ǁ ˈpɑːrsˌmoʊni] noun [uncountable] formal extreme unwillingness to spend money: • The gap between government parsimony and the needs of sport is filled by commercial sponsorship. parsimonious adjective : • Some accuse… …   Financial and business terms

  • Parsimony — Par si*mo*ny, n. [L. parsimonia, parcimonia; cf. parcere to spare, parsus sparing: cf. F. parcimonie.] Closeness or sparingness in the expenditure of money; generally in a bad sense; excessive frugality; niggardliness. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Awful …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parsimony — parsimony, parsimonious The principle that the best statistical model among all satisfactory models is that with the fewest parameters. Hence, more generally, the principle which asserts that if it is possible to explain a phenomenon equally… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • parsimony — (n.) early 15c., from L. parsimonia sparingness, frugality, from pars , stem of parsi, perf. tense of parcere to spare, save + monia, suffix signifying action, state, or condition …   Etymology dictionary

  • parsimony — ► NOUN ▪ extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources. DERIVATIVES parsimonious adjective. ORIGIN Latin parsimonia, parcimonia, from parcere be sparing …   English terms dictionary

  • parsimony — [pär′sə mō΄nē] n. [ME parcimony < L parcimonia < parcere, to spare: akin to (com)pescere, to enclose, limit] a tendency to be over careful in spending; unreasonable economy; stinginess …   English World dictionary

  • parsimony — [[t]pɑ͟ː(r)sɪməni, AM mo͟ʊni[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Parsimony is extreme unwillingness to spend money. [FORMAL] Due to official parsimony only the one machine was built …   English dictionary

  • parsimony — in phylogenetic systematics, the principle that the phylogeny requiring the least number of character changes is most likely correct (simpler is better). Use of many characters may swamp reversals and convergences as these are relatively rare and …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • parsimony — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Excessive frugality Nouns 1. parsimony, parsimoniousness, stinginess, miserliness; illiberality, avarice, greed (see desire). See selfishness, economy. 2. miser, niggard, churl, skinflint, scrimp,… …   English dictionary for students


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