closefisted


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close•fist•ed

(ˈkloʊsˈfɪs tɪd)

adj.
stingy; miserly; tight.
[1565–75]
close′fist′ed•ly, adv.
close′fist′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.closefisted - unwilling to part with money
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
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Right off the bat he sounds mad at the Arbus estate, which he calls "famously closefisted, notoriously obstreperous if not outright adversarial.
This is at best a closefisted acknowledgement of an entire continent.