HyperDic: stingy

English > 2 senses of the word stingy:
ADJECTIVEallstingy, ungenerousunwilling to spend
allstingy, meager, meagre, meagerly, scrimpydeficient in amount or quality or extent
stingy > pronunciation
Soundsstih'njhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > stingy: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUnwilling to spend.
Example"she practices economy without being stingy"
Synonymungenerous
Attribute ofgenerosity, generousnessThe trait of being willing / willing to give your money or time
Narrowerbeggarly, mean(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt / contempt
cheap, chinchy, chintzyembarrassingly stingy
cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinnyGiving or spending with reluctance
closefisted, hardfisted, tightfistedUnwilling to part with money
grudging, niggardly, scrimypetty or reluctant in giving or spending
mean, mingy, miserly, tight(used of persons or behavior / behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity / generosity
parsimonious, penuriousexcessively unwilling to spend
See alsoselfishconcerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
uncharitablelacking love and generosity / generosity
ungenerous, meanspiritedlacking in magnanimity
Oppositegenerouswilling to give and share unstintingly
Spanishagarrado, avaricioso, avaro, cicatero, mezquino, rácano, rancio, rata, roñoso, tacaño
Catalanagarrat, avar, avariciós, garrepa, gasiu, mesquí, ranci, rata, ronyós, tacany
Nounsstinginessa lack of generosity / generosity
Adverbsstingilyin a stingy manner
English > stingy: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDeficient in amount or quality or extent.
Synonymsmeager, meagre, meagerly, scrimpy
Attribute ofsufficiency, adequacyThe quality of being sufficient for the end in view
Narrowerbare, scanty, sparelacking in amplitude or quantity
exiguousExtremely scanty
hand-to-mouthProviding only bare essentials
hardscrabbleBarely satisfying a lower standard
measly, miserable, paltrycontemptibly small in amount
See alsoinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
minimal, minimumThe least possible
scarceDeficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
OppositeampleMore than enough in size or scope or capacity
Spanishdeficiente, escaso, exiguo, pobre, raquítico
Catalanescàs, exigu, raquític

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