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STINGY (stingier, stingiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stingy mean? 

STINGY (adjective)
  The adjective STINGY has 2 senses:

1. unwilling to spend
2. deficient in amount or quality or extent

  Familiarity information: STINGY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STINGY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Unwilling to spend

Synonyms:

stingy; ungenerous

Context examples:

she practices economy without being stingy / an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Similar:

grudging; niggardly; scrimy (petty or reluctant in giving or spending)

closefisted; hardfisted; tightfisted (unwilling to part with money)

cheeseparing; close; near; penny-pinching; skinny (giving or spending with reluctance)

cheap; chinchy; chintzy (embarrassingly stingy)

beggarly; mean ((used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt)

parsimonious; penurious (excessively unwilling to spend)

mean; mingy; miserly; tight ((used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity)

Also:

meanspirited; ungenerous (lacking in magnanimity)

uncharitable (lacking love and generosity)

selfish (concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others)

Attribute:

generosity; generousness (the trait of being willing to give your money or time)

Antonym:

generous (willing to give and share unstintingly)


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Meaning:

Deficient in amount or quality or extent

Synonyms:

meager; meagerly; meagre; scrimpy; stingy

Context examples:

meager resources / meager fare

Similar:

hardscrabble; marginal (of a bare living gained by great labor)

bare; scanty; spare (lacking in amplitude or quantity)

exiguous (extremely scanty)

hand-to-mouth (providing only bare essentials)

measly; miserable; paltry (contemptibly small in amount)

Also:

scarce (deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand)

deficient; insufficient (of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement)

Attribute:

adequacy; sufficiency (the quality of being sufficient for the end in view)


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