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 for parsimoniousness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parsimonious \Par`si*mo"ni*ous\, a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See
     Parsimony.]
     Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal
     to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy. --
     Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ly, adv. -- Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious.
                                                    --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Extraordinary funds for one campaign may spare us the
           expense of many years; whereas a long, parsimonious war
           will drain us of more men and money.     --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving;
          mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  parsimoniousness \parsimoniousness\ n.
     1. The quality of being parsimonious; extreme care in
        spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.
  
     Syn: parsimony, thrift, penny-pinching.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. An extreme stinginess.
  
     Syn: meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness,
          parsimony, tightfistedness.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parsimoniousness
      n 1: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money
           unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness,
           thrift, penny-pinching]
      2: extreme stinginess [syn: meanness, minginess,
         niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony,
         parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness,
         closeness]

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