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Synonyms of 'parsimonious'

(adjective) 
the stereotype of the dour and parsimonious Scotsman
Synonyms
tight
Don't be mean with the fabric, or the curtains will end up looking skimpy.
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mean
Don't be mean with the fabric, or the curtains will end up looking skimpy.
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stingy
My dad was stingy with pocket money.
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penny-pinching (informal)
small-minded, penny-pinching administrators
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miserly
He is miserly with both his time and his money.
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near (informal)
They joked about him being so near with his money.
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sparing
I've not been sparing with the garlic.
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grasping
She is a grasping and manipulative young woman.
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stinting
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frugal
She lives a frugal life.
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niggardly
Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
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tightfisted
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close-fisted
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tight-arse (taboo, slang)
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mingy (British, informal)
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tight-ass (US, taboo, slang)
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tight-assed (US, taboo, slang)
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cheeseparing
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scrimpy
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skinflinty
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snoep (South Africa, informal)
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tight as a duck's arse (taboo, slang)
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of frugal
Definition
economical in the use of money or resources
She lives a frugal life.
Synonyms
provident,
penny-wise,
cheeseparing
in the sense of grasping
Definition
greedy for money
She is a grasping and manipulative young woman.
Synonyms
penny-pinching (informal),
tightfisted,
close-fisted,
tight-arsed (taboo, slang),
usurious,
tight-assed (US, taboo, slang),
snoep (South Africa, informal),
tight as a duck's arse (taboo, slang)
in the sense of miserly
He is miserly with both his time and his money.
Synonyms
penny-pinching (informal),
near (informal),
ungenerous,
tightfisted,
close-fisted,
tight-arsed (taboo, slang),
mingy (British, informal),
tight-assed (US, taboo, slang),
snoep (South Africa, informal),
tight as a duck's arse (taboo, slang)

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