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English adjective: stingy

1. stingy unwilling to spend


SamplesShe practices economy without being stingy.
An ungenerous response to the appeal for funds.


Synonymsungenerous


Similarbeggarly, cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, grudging, hardfisted, mean, mean, mingy, miserly, near, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, scrimy, skinny, tight, tightfisted


See alsomeanspirited, selfish, uncharitable, ungenerous


Attributegenerosity, generousness


Antonymsgenerous

2. stingy deficient in amount or quality or extent


SamplesMeager resources.
Meager fare.


Synonymsmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy


Similarbare, exiguous, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, measly, miserable, paltry, scanty, spare


See alsodeficient, insufficient, minimal, minimum, scarce


Attributeadequacy, sufficiency


Antonymsample









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