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miser

mi·ser

miser

 
 
pronunciation:
maI zr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a greedy, ungenerous person, esp. one who lives in poor circumstances in order to hoard money.
When he died, it was discovered that the old miser had accumulated vast amounts of money.Your uncle is such a miser that I'm surprised he gave you any gift for your wedding.
synonyms:
cheapskate, niggard, penny pincher, skinflint, tightwad
antonyms:
spendthrift
similar words:
hoarder, piker, scrooge
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The English word miser comes from the Latin word miser, which means "miserable."
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