Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 819. Parsimony.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
819. Parsimony.
NOUN:PARSIMONY, parcity [obs.]; parsimoniousness, stinginess &c. adj.; stint; illiberality, avarice, tenacity, avidity; rapacity, extortion, malversation, venality, cupidity; lack of prodigality [See Prodigality]; selfishness [See Selfishness]; auri sacra fames [L.]; cheeseparings and candle ends.
  MISER, niggard, churl, screw, skinflint, skin [slang], codger [dial. Eng.], money-grub [slang], muckworm, scrimp [colloq.], pinchgut [obs. or vulgar], lickpenny, hunks [colloq.], curmudgeon, harpy, extortioner, Jew, usurer; Hessian [U. S.]; pinchfist, pinchpenny [obs].
  Harpagon, Euclio, Silas Marner, Daniel Dancer.
VERB:BE PARSIMONIOUS &c. adj.; grudge, begrudge, stint, pinch, gripe, screw, dole out, hold back, withhold, starve, fam- ish, live upon nothing, skin a flint [colloq.], pinch a sixpence till it squeaks.
  drive a bargain, cheapen, beat down; stop one hole in a sieve; have an itching palm, grasp, grab.
ADJECTIVE:PARSIMONIOUS, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, penny wise, near, near as the bark on a tree, niggardly, close; close-handed, close-fisted, fast handed [obs.], hard-fisted, straithanded [obs.], tight-fisted; tight [colloq.], sparing; chary; grudging, griping &c. v.; illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious; greedy, extortionate, rapacious; underpaid.
ADVERB:with a sparing hand.
  1. Desunt inopiæ multa avaritiœ omnia.—Syrus
  2. Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill.—Goldsmith
  3. The unsunn’d heaps of miser’s treasures.—Milton
  4. A crusty old fellow, as close as a vise.—Hawthorne
  5. All these men have their price.—Walpole



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