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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.


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


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


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