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Synonyms for stingy
ˈstɪn dʒi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stingy, ungenerous(adj)

    unwilling to spend

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

    Synonyms:
    meager, meanspirited, ungenerous, scrimpy, meagerly, meagre

    Antonyms:
    bounteous, bighearted, bountiful, generous, big, liberal, benevolent, openhanded, munificent, overgenerous, lavish, unselfish, freehanded, unstinting, freehearted, unstinted, too-generous, handsome, unsparing, giving

  2. meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy(adj)

    deficient in amount or quality or extent

    "meager resources"; "meager fare"

    Synonyms:
    meager, ungenerous, scrimpy, meagerly, meagre

    Antonyms:
    freehanded, freehearted, munificent, bounteous, generous, bountiful, unselfish, unstinting, unsparing, bighearted, unstinted, overgenerous, lavish, giving, big, liberal, handsome, too-generous, openhanded, benevolent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stingy

    Avaricious and covetous refer especially to acquisition, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, and penurious to expenditure. The avaricious man has an eager craving for money, and ordinarily desires both to get and to keep, the covetous man to get something away from its possessor; tho one may be made avaricious by the pressure of great expenditures. Miserly and niggardly persons seek to gain by mean and petty savings; the miserly by stinting themselves, the niggardly by stinting others. Parsimonious and penurious may apply to one's outlay either for himself or for others; in the latter use, they are somewhat less harsh and reproachful terms than niggardly. The close man holds like a vise all that he gets. Near and nigh are provincial words of similar import. The rapacious have the robber instinct, and put it in practise in some form, as far as they dare. The avaricious and rapacious are ready to reach out for gain; the parsimonious, miserly, and niggardly prefer the safer and less adventurous way of avoiding expenditure. Greedy and stingy are used not only of money, but often of other things, as food, etc. The greedy child wishes to enjoy everything himself; the stingy child, to keep others from getting it.

    Synonyms:
    avaricious, close, covetous, greedy, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, rapacious, sordid

    Antonyms:
    bountiful, free, generous, liberal, munificent, prodigal, wasteful

    Preposition:
    The monarch was avaricious of power.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stingy

    Synonyms:
    close, avaricious, mean, niggardly, closefisted, hide-bound, parsimonious, sparing, sordid, penurious

    Antonyms:
    liberal, generous, large, handsome, lavish, bountiful, unsparing

Editors Contribution

  1. tight-fisted

    unwilling to spend money

    he's really stingy and never buys anyone a drink when we go out.

    Submitted by rinat on June 25, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stingy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    niggardly, penurious, parsimonious, miserly, close, mean, covetous, avaricious, sordid, close-fisted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stingy(a)

    Synonyms:
    parsimonious, illiberal, close, penurious, miserly, avaricious, close-fisted, sordid, niggardly

    Antonyms:
    liberal, generous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    miserly, cheap, greedy

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How to use stingy in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Those who have acquired or accumulated wealth, riches, knowledge, wisdom or stuffs like that for only themselves or their families are not worthy of global and perpetual celebration or remembrance. And they will never be celebrated and remembered globally or perpetually. Yes! because, their accumulated or acquired riches, wealth, knowledge, wisdom or stuffs like that will surely die with them. Consequently, they will be forgotten so soon after their demise. On the other hand, those who have succeeded in enriching someone else or others with their God-given money, wealth, riches, knowledge, wisdom or stuffs like that are worthy of global and perpetual celebration or remembrance. For, they cheerfully shared all they have with those who they are better off. And so, they will surely be celebrated and remembered throughout the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). That is to say, you shouldn't be stingy with whatever you have or with whatever you know. In other words, you are expected to share whatever you have or whatever you know with someone else or others. Now that connotes, generosity gives rise to global and perpetual celebration or remembrance of oneself. Whereas, the reverse is the case with stinginess. Thus, be generous rather than stingy. Because, you yourself and the posterity ahead of you (all future generations) will surely be glad that you did someday. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Everyone has something to offer to someone else or others. Yes! you heard me right as ever. Do you claim that you don't have tangible things like money to share out? If yes then listen up, you do have intangible things to share out like your God-given words of wisdom, insights, motivations, inspirations and stuffs like that. And may I tell you this, whoever that claims not to have something to share with someone else or others is stingy and delusive. You can say I said so.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    When a stingy person dies, his or her stinginess dies with him or her. I mean, he or she is never celebrated or remembered for years after his or her demise (he or she is easily forgotten) because of his or her stinginess. But contrariwise, when a generous person dies, his or her legacy of generosity lives on. That is to say, he or she is celebrated and remembered perpetually, even though he or she has gone out of the world. For instance, Mother Theresa of India has gone as a person, but her legacy of generosity lives on, Andrew Carnegie Of U.S.A has also gone as a person but, his legacy of generosity lives on. As well, Bill Gates of U.S.A being a mortal will surely die someday but, he will ever be remembered and celebrated globally for his generosity among other famous and uncommon givers like John D. Rockefeller Snr., Warren Buffett, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Pat Robertson, RVM, Aliko Dangote, Sir Emeka Offor, Ifeanyi Ubah, Rochas Okorocha etc. In other words, it is better off to be generous than to be stingy. Thus, don't be stingy with whatever you have or whatever you know including your God-given insights, inspirations, wisdom, knowledge or stuffs like that. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Listen up, it does not matter how much money you have or how much wealth you have acquired over the years. Yes! what really matters is how many people you have enriched already with your money and wealth. As a matter of fact, no one is going to remember you and celebrate you for just being rich and stingy. Note: you can only be remembered and celebrated perpetually for being rich and generous, (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  5. Emeasoba George:

    It's advisable and better off to teach anyone or someone how to catch fish(es) than to give him or her fish(es). Yes! because someone who is often taught how to catch fish(es) will surely and eventually become self-reliant or financially independent. But on the other hand, someone who is always given fish(es) is most likely to come back and ask for more fish(es). Anyway, that doesn't mean, you now have to become stingy and unwilling to help someone else or others financially. Don't misconcept me and do quote me right as well.


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