niggardliness


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nig·gard·ly

 (nĭg′ərd-lē)
adj.
1. Grudging and petty in giving or spending.
2. Meanly small; scanty or meager: left the waiter a niggardly tip.

nig′gard·li·ness n.
nig′gard·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.niggardliness - extreme stinginessniggardliness - extreme stinginess      
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
littleness, pettiness, smallness - lack of generosity in trifling matters
miserliness - total lack of generosity with money
Translations

niggardliness

[ˈnɪgədlɪnɪs] Ntacañería f

niggardliness

n (of person)Knaus(e)rigkeit f; (of amount, portion also)Armseligkeit f, → Kümmerlichkeit f
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