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 ?
Then, he thought, how soon he 'd turn his back upon the old schoolhouse; snap his fingers in the face of Hans Van Ripper, and every other niggardly patron, and kick any itinerant pedagogue out of doors that should dare to call him comrade!
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.
A barley loaf and a pitcher of water that they gave me, the niggardly traitors, whom my father, and I myself, had enriched, when their best resources were the flitches of bacon and measures of corn, out of which they wheedled poor serfs and bondsmen, in exchange for their prayers the nest of foul ungrateful vipers barley bread and ditch water to, such a patron as I had been
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.
When the jealous and niggardly policy of their British sovereign denied them even that humblest of requests, and instead of liberty would barely consent to promise connivance, neither he nor they might be aware that they were laying the foundations of a power, and that he was sowing the seeds of a spirit, which, in less than two hundred years, would stagger the throne of his descendants, and shake his united kingdoms to the centre.
Do not be in a hurry to send him away, nor niggardly in the presents you make to one who is in such great need, for heaven has blessed all of you with great abundance.
Then mind you fall in love in the right place, and don't get a wife who will drain your purse and make you niggardly in spite of yourself.
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.
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.
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.