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 ?
Tiny audits Lena's accounts occasionally, and invests her money for her; and Lena, apparently, takes care that Tiny doesn't grow too miserly.
Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.
My private suspicions of his miserly character produce no discouraging effect on me.
Also, when we played at cards Miss Havisham would look on, with a miserly relish of Estella's moods, whatever they were.
Swilling, I warrant me, at the ale, or playing their juggling tricks at the bedside of some miserly churl.
Saouy was quite a different character, and repelled everyone with whom he came in contact; he was always gloomy, and, in spite of his great riches, so miserly that he denied himself even the necessaries of life.
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.
Taxes are not of much importance to the rich," said Mademoiselle Cormon, not wishing to be thought miserly.
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.
When Allan Woodcourt spoke to you, my dear, he spoke with my knowledge and consent--but I gave him no encouragement, not I, for these surprises were my great reward, and I was too miserly to part with a scrap of it.
The pincher," was his thought; "too miserly to burn two cents' worth of gas and save his boarders' necks.