miserly


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mi·ser·ly

 (mī′zər-lē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; avaricious or penurious.

mi′ser·li·ness n.

miserly

(ˈmaɪzəlɪ)
adj
of or resembling a miser; avaricious
ˈmiserliness n

mi•ser•ly

(ˈmaɪ zər li)

adj.
of, like, or befitting a miser; penurious; stingy; niggardly.
[1585–95]
mi′ser•li•ness, n.
syn: See stingy1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.miserly - (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

miserly

adjective mean, stingy, penny-pinching (informal), parsimonious, close, near, grasping, beggarly, illiberal, avaricious, niggardly, ungenerous, covetous, penurious, tightfisted, close-fisted, tight-arsed (taboo slang), mingy (Brit. informal), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) He is miserly with both his time and his money.
generous, charitable, extravagant, prodigal, unselfish

miserly

adjective
Translations
بُخْلي
lakomý
gnieragtig
fösvény
nánasarlega
skop
cimricimrice

miserly

[ˈmaɪzəlɪ] ADJ
1. (= mean) [person] → mezquino, ruin, tacaño
2. (= paltry) [sum] → mísero

miserly

[ˈmaɪzərli] adj
[person] → avare
to be miserly → être avare
(= paltry) → misérable often before n

miserly

adjgeizig; hoardingkleinlich; offerknauserig; a miserly £8miese or mickrige £ 8 (inf); to be miserly with somethingmit etw geizen

miserly

[ˈmaɪzəlɪ] adjtaccagno/a, avaro/a

miser

(ˈmaizə) noun
a mean person who lives very poorly in order to store up wealth. That old miser won't give you a cent!
ˈmiserly adjective
ˈmiserliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Of course it was not really because of that, but everything together, he began this hospital to prove, do you see, that he was not miserly about money.
Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.
I have said virtue, wealth, and generosity, because a great man who is vicious will be a great example of vice, and a rich man who is not generous will be merely a miserly beggar; for the possessor of wealth is not made happy by possessing it, but by spending it, and not by spending as he pleases, but by knowing how to spend it well.
Collins was not a sensible man, and the deficiency of nature had been but littleassisted by education or society; the greatest part of his life having been spent under the guidance of an illiterate and miserly father; and though he belonged to one of the universities, he had merely kept the necessary terms, without forming at it any useful acquaintance.
They were so fortunate as to kill a couple of fine bulls, and cutting up the carcasses, determined to husband this stock of provisions with the most miserly care, lest they should again be obliged to venture into the open and dangerous hunting grounds.
Not that he cares particularly what becomes of his miserly master-- but he does dislike taking other people's responsibilities on his own shoulders.
Then, when our ammunition was gone and the Klondiker, still somewhat sober, began to babble again of Milly, Kraft whispered into his ear such a polite, barbed insult relating to people who were miserly with their funds, that the miner crashed down handful after handful of silver and notes, calling for all the fluids in the world to drown the imputation.
Also, when we played at cards Miss Havisham would look on, with a miserly relish of Estella's moods, whatever they were.
By dint of angling with great dexterity and patience, under the direction of both her parents, my handsome sister Annabella had succeeded in catching an eligible husband, in the shape of a wizen, miserly, mahogany-colored man, turned fifty, who had made a fortune in the West Indies.
And they are miserly because they have no means of openly acquiring the money which they prize; they will spend that which is another man's on the gratification of their desires, stealing their pleasures and running away like children from the law, their father: they have been schooled not by gentle influences but by force, for they have neglected her who is the true Muse, the companion of reason and philosophy, and have honoured gymnastic more than music.
John Pendleton, wealthy, independent, morose, reputed to be miserly and supremely selfish, to adopt a little boy--and such a little boy?
The necessity of disbursing passage money for all his tribe seemed to disturb him in a manner that was the more striking because other wise he gave no signs of a miserly disposition.