V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

IV. POSSESSIVE RELATIONS

4. Monetary Relations

Parsimony.

[Antonyms: prodigality.]

[Nouns] parsimony, parcity; parsimoniousness, stinginess; stint; illiberality, avarice, tenancity, avidity, rapacity, extortion, venality, cupidity; selfishness [more]; auri sacra fames.

miser, niggard, churl, screw, skinflint, crib, codger, muckworm, scrimp, lickpenny, hunks, curmudgeon, Harpagon, harpy, extortioner, usurer; pinchfist, pinchpenny.

[Verbs] be parsimonious; grudge, begrudge, stint, pinch, gripe, screw, dole out, hold back, withhold, starve, famish, live upon nothing, skin a flint.

drive a bargain, drive a hard bargain; cheapen, beat down; stop one hole in a sieve; have an itching palm, grasp, grab.

[Adjectives] parsimonious, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, scrubby, penny wise, near, niggardly, close; fast handed, close handed, strait handed; close fisted, hard fisted, tight fisted; tight, sparing; chary; grudging, griping; illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious, greedy, extortionate, rapacious.

[Adverbs] with a sparing hand.

[Phrases] desunt inopioe multa avaritiae omnia [Syrus]; "hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill" [Goldsmith]; "the unsunn'd heaps of miser's treasures" [Milton].

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