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stingy


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stingy  \Sting"y\,  a. 
  Stinging;  able  to  sting. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stingy  \Stin"gy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Stingier};  superl.  {Stingiest}.] 
  [Probably  from  sting,  and  meaning  originally,  stinging; 
  hence  biting,  nipping  (of  the  wind),  churlish,  avaricious; 
  or  cf  E.  skinch.] 
  Extremely  close  and  covetous;  meanly  avaricious;  niggardly; 
  miserly;  penurious;  as  a  stingy  churl. 
 
  A  stingy,  narrow-hearted  fellow  that  had  a  deal  of 
  choice  fruit,  had  not  the  heart  to  touch  it  till  it 
  began  to  be  rotten.  --L'estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stingy 
  adj  1:  not  generous;  "she  practices  economy  without  being  stingy"; 
  "an  ungenerous  response  to  the  appeal  for  funds"  [syn: 
  {ungenerous}]  [ant:  {generous}] 
  2:  selfishly  unwilling  to  share  with  others  [syn:  {ungenerous}] 




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