niggardly


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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.

niggardly

(ˈnɪɡədlɪ)
adj
1. stingy or ungenerous
2. meagre: a niggardly salary.
adv
stingily; grudgingly
ˈniggardliness n

nig•gard•ly

(ˈnɪg ərd li)

adj. Sometimes Offensive.
1. reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly.
2. meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter.
[1520–30]
nig′gard•li•ness, n.
usage: See niggard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.niggardly - petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

niggardly

adjective
1. stingy, mean, avaricious, ungenerous, close, near (informal), sparing, grudging, mercenary, frugal, parsimonious, penurious, tightfisted, Scrooge-like, tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-arsed (taboo slang), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
stingy liberal, generous, lavish, prodigal, bountiful, munificent
2. paltry, mean, small, inadequate, miserable, pathetic, insufficient, beggarly, scant, meagre, skimpy, measly, scanty, wretched The niggardly compensation for her frightening ordeal amounted to just £6,500.
paltry liberal, generous, handsome, ample, abundant, plentiful, copious, bountiful, profuse

niggardly

adjective
Translations
بَخيل، مُمْسِك اليَد
lakomýskoupý
karrig
nánasarlegur; nískur; smánarlegur
skops
cimrihasis

niggardly

[ˈnɪgədlɪ] ADJ [person] → tacaño; [allowance] → miserable

niggardly

[ˈnɪgərdli] adj
[person, institution] → pingre
[allowance, amount] → misérable; [salary] → maigre; [supply] → maigre

niggardly

adj personknaus(e)rig; amount, portion alsoarmselig, kümmerlich

niggardly

[ˈnɪgədlɪ] adj (person) → tirchio/a, spilorcio/a; (allowance, amount) → misero/a

niggardly

(ˈnigədli) adjective
not generous; unwilling to give or spend money. He's niggardly with his money; a niggardly gift.
References in classic literature ?
Meantime, I searched, with great interest, the advertising columns of the newspapers, and wrote answers to every 'Wanted a Governess' that appeared at all eligible; but all my letters, as well as the replies, when I got any, were dutifully shown to my mother; and she, to my chagrin, made me reject the situations one after another: these were low people, these were too exacting in their demands, and these too niggardly in their remuneration.
It had not been our way to build great fires; we were, indeed, by the captain's orders, somewhat niggardly of firewood, and I began to fear that something had gone wrong while I was absent.
The evening was lovely, and our three friends enjoyed it in the cool shade of the mimosas, after a substantial repast, at which the tea and the punch were dealt out with no niggardly hand.
And as knowledge is sympathy, the affection existing between them is almost painful in its intensity; they have not more to give than their neighbours, but it is bestowed upon a few instead of being distributed among many; they are reputed niggardly, but for family affection at least they pay in gold.
I was servant yonder for several years; but I couldn't stand their niggardly ways - she got ever longer and worse, did missis, with her nipping and screwing, and watching and grudging; so I thought I'd find another place.
In these censures my landlady did Mr Fitzpatrick great injustice; for he was really born a gentleman, though not worth a groat; and though, perhaps, he had some few blemishes in his heart as well as in his head, yet being a sneaking or a niggardly fellow was not one of them.
They came from Exeter, well provided with admiration for the use of Sir John Middleton, his family, and all his relations, and no niggardly proportion was now dealt out to his fair cousins, whom they declared to be the most beautiful, elegant, accomplished, and agreeable girls they had ever beheld, and with whom they were particularly anxious to be better acquainted.
Heavy in figure, movement, and comprehension - in the sluggish complexion of his face, and in the large awkward tongue that seemed to loll about in his mouth as he himself lolled about in a room - he was idle, proud, niggardly, reserved, and suspicious.
Morland was himself patron and incumbent, of about four hundred pounds yearly value, was to be resigned to his son as soon as he should be old enough to take it; no trifling deduction from the family income, no niggardly assignment to one of ten children.
They were not niggardly, these tramps, and he who had money did not hesitate to share it among the rest.
A superintendent who is never sordid or niggardly," added Monsieur; "and who pays in gold all the orders I have on him.
He was cramped in every way by a niggardly commission, and was using lighter structural material than he thought proper.