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ˈstɪn dʒistingy

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stingy, ungenerousadjective

    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, scrimpyadjective

    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

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. stingyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stingyadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    liberal, generous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stingy":

    miserly, cheap, greedy

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How to use stingy in a sentence?

  1. Marco Arment:

    But to bully and gaslight developers into thinking that we need to be kissing Apple's feet for permitting us to add billions of dollars of value to their platform is not only greedy, stingy, and morally reprehensible, but deeply insulting.


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