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Adjective: stingy (stingier,stingiest)  stin-jee
Usage: informal
  1. Unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)
    "she practices economy without being stingy";
    - ungenerous
  2. Deficient in amount, quality or extent
    - meager [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], meagerly [N. Amer], scrimpy, meagrely [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: stingier, stingiest

See also: adequacy, bare, beggarly, begrudging, cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy [N. Amer, informal], chintzy [N. Amer, informal], close, closefisted, close-fisted, deficient, exiguous, generosity, generousness, grudging, hand-to-mouth, hardfisted, hardscrabble, insufficient, mean, meanspirited, measly, mingy, minimal, minimum, miserable, miserly, near, niggardly, paltry, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, scanty, scarce, scrimy, self-interested, selfish, skinny, spare, sufficiency, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous

Antonym: generous

Encyclopedia: Stingy