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miserly

mi·ser·ly

miserly

 
pronunciation:
maI zr li
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, like, or characteristic of a miser; penurious or stingy.
Don't expect any money, or even a loan, from that miserly grandfather of yours.
synonyms:
cheap, close-fisted, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, tight, tightfisted
antonyms:
liberal
similar words:
avaricious, churlish, frugal, mercenary, niggard, skimpy, sordid, thrifty
derivation: miserliness (n.)