I learned a new word today! This is actually the word of the day from Dictionary.com.
parsimonious \par-suh-MOH-nee-uhs\, adjective:
Sparing in expenditure; frugal to excess.
His mother became increasingly parsimonious over the years, and even if there were a good doctor around she did not like to pay one.
– Willard Sterne Randall, George Washington: A Life
Lehmann was famously parsimonious, and used postwar shortages as a cover for his economies.
– John Richardson, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
He was extremely parsimonious with his words, parceling them out softly in a deliberate monotone as if each were a precious gem never to be squandered.
– Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson, Crystal Fire
My definition: FRUGAL on steroids!
Now for a little fun! Readers, leave a comment below using parsimonious in a sentence.
Here is mine:
My husband accused me of being parsimonious when I brought home more free toothpaste from CVS instead of milk.
Now it’s your turn!