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Question

Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics:

The chairman is parsimonious.

Options

A)
Avaricious
B)
thrifty
C)
generous
D)
accustomed

The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

The word Parsimonious means very unwilling to spend money or use resources. On the other hand 'Generous is the opposite', meaning to give more of something especially money
From the above meaning of each words of option, generous best describes the opposite of parsimonious, as every other option is synonymous to parsimonious


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Discussion (2)

  • Mr. Charles

    Where do you see generous in the options..
    And again, after given your explanation you still said that thrifty is the answer though you explained that other options are synonymous with parsimonious except 'Generous' which again is not in the options..
    How?

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  • The word Parsimonious means very unwilling to spend money or use resources. On the other hand 'Generous is the opposite', meaning to give more of something especially money
    From the above meaning of each words of option, generous best describes the opposite of parsimonious, as every other option is synonymous to parsimonious

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