parsimonious proclivities

SuffolkD at SuffolkD at
Mon Nov 11 22:41:09 EST 2002

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Where do I find that definition?
-Scott in BOSTON
HERE:  Oxford Dictionary........................
t adjective very unwilling to spend money or use resources: even the
parsimonious Littler paid for drinks all round.—DERIVATIVES parsimoniously
adverbparsimoniousness noun.
t noun (PL. -ies) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an
inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing: a proclivity for
hard work.—ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Latin proclivitas, from proclivis
'inclined', from pro- 'forward, down' + clivus 'slope'.
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