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Definition 1: unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where stingy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stingy in the sense of this definition

(stingy is similar to ...) unwilling to part with money

(stingy is similar to ...) (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

(stingy is similar to ...) embarrassingly stingy

(stingy is similar to ...) giving or spending with reluctance

"our cheeseparing administration" "very close (or near) with his money" "a penny-pinching miserly old man"

(stingy is similar to ...) excessively unwilling to spend

"parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses" "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"

(stingy is similar to ...) petty or reluctant in giving or spending

"a niggardly tip"

(stingy is similar to ...) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

"a mean person" "he left a miserly tip"

(means also ...) lacking in magnanimity

"it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note" "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"

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

"Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"

(means also ...) lacking love and generosity

"all pious words and uncharitable deeds"

(... are attributes of stingy) the trait of being willing to give your money or time

Definition 2: deficient in amount or quality or extent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where stingy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meager resources
  • meager fare

Synonyms for stingy in the sense of this definition

(stingy is similar to ...) lacking in magnitude or quantity

"a bare livelihood" "a scanty harvest" "a spare diet"

(stingy is similar to ...) extremely scanty

"an exiguous budget"

(stingy is similar to ...) providing only bare essentials

"a hand-to-mouth existence"

(stingy is similar to ...) barely satisfying a lower standard

"the sharecropper's hardscrabble life"

(stingy is similar to ...) contemptibly small in amount

"a measly tip" "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief" "a paltry wage" "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"

(means also ...) deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

"fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

(means also ...) the least possible

"needed to enforce minimal standards" "her grades were minimal" "minimum wage" "a minimal charge for the service"

(means also ...) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

"insufficient funds"

(... are attributes of stingy) the quality of being sufficient for the end in view

"he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"

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