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niggardly

nig·gard·ly

niggardly

 
pronunciation:
nI grd li
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unwilling to spend, give, or share; miserly; stingy.
synonyms:
cheap, close-fisted, miserly, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, tight, tightfisted
antonyms:
bounteous, bountiful, generous
similar words:
frugal, mean, skimpy, thrifty
definition 2: very ungenerous; scanty.
a niggardly contribution
synonyms:
beggarly, meager, measly, miserly, paltry, piddling, scanty, skimpy, stingy
antonyms:
abundant, bounteous, bountiful, generous
similar words:
chary, frugal, insufficient, mean, poor, puny, scrimpy, slight
derivation: niggardliness (n.)