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stingy

stin·gy

stingy

 
pronunciation:
stIn ji
part of speech: adjective
inflections: stingier, stingiest
definition 1: spending or giving grudgingly or as little as possible; miserly.
Her stingy boss hasn't given her a raise in three years.
synonyms:
miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, tight
antonyms:
bighearted, bountiful, generous, liberal, prodigal
similar words:
cheap, cheeseparing, churlish, close-fisted, mean, niggard, penurious, skimpy, stinting, tightfisted
definition 2: less than expected or needed; meager; scanty.
He's fabulously wealthy but gives only stingy amounts to charity.
synonyms:
meager, scant, scanty, skimpy
antonyms:
generous
similar words:
frugal, inadequate, mean, niggardly, paltry, piddling, pitiful, poor, scrimpy, slender, thin, trifling
derivations: stingily (adv.), stinginess (n.)