HyperDic: penny-pinching

English > 2 senses of the word penny-pinching:
ADJECTIVEallpenny-pinching, cheeseparing, close, near, skinnygiving or spending with reluctance
NOUNattributepenny-pinching, parsimony, parsimoniousness, thriftextreme / extreme care in spending money
English > penny-pinching: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGiving or spending with reluctance.
Example "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
Synonymscheeseparing, close, near, skinny
Broaderstingy, ungenerousUnwilling to spend
Spanishrácano
Catalangarrepa
Nounspenny-pinchingextreme / extreme care in spending money
English > penny-pinching: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningextreme / extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.
Synonymsparsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift
Broaderfrugality, frugalnessprudence in avoiding waste
Spanishparquedad, parsimonia
Catalangarreperia, parsimònia
Adjectivespenny-pinchinggiving or spending with reluctance

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