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stin·gy

 (stĭn′jē)
adj. stin·gi·er, stin·gi·est
1. Giving or spending reluctantly.
2. Scanty or meager: a stingy meal; stingy with details about the past.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal stingy, stinging, from sting.]

stin′gi·ly adv.
stin′gi·ness n.

stingy

(ˈstɪndʒɪ)
adj, -gier or -giest
1. unwilling to spend or give
2. insufficient or scanty
[C17 (perhaps in the sense: ill-tempered): perhaps from stinge, dialect variant of sting]
ˈstingily adv
ˈstinginess n

stingy

(ˈstɪŋɪ)
adj, stingier or stingiest
informal stinging or capable of stinging
n, pl stingies
(Plants) dialect South Wales a stinging nettle: I put my hand on a stingy.

stin•gy

(ˈstɪn dʒi)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
1. reluctant to give or spend; niggardly; penurious.
2. scanty or meager.
[1650–60; perhaps derivative of dial. stinge sting; see -y1]
stin′gi•ly, adv.
stin′gi•ness, n.
syn: stingy, parsimonious, miserly mean reluctant to part with money, possessions, or other things. stingy means unwilling to give, share, or spend anything of value: a stingy employer; an expert stingy with advice. parsimonious describes a stinginess arising from excessive frugality or unwillingness to spend money: a parsimonious family. miserly implies a pathological pleasure in acquiring and hoarding money: a miserly neighbor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stingy - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
uncharitable - lacking love and generosity; "all pious words and uncharitable deeds"- Charles Reade
meanspirited, ungenerous - lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"
2.stingy - deficient in amount or quality or extentstingy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"
scarce - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"

stingy

adjective
1. mean, penny-pinching (informal), miserly, near, parsimonious, scrimping, illiberal, avaricious, niggardly, ungenerous, penurious, tightfisted, close-fisted, tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-arsed (taboo slang), mingy (Brit. informal), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), cheeseparing, snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) The West is stingy with aid.
2. insufficient, inadequate, meagre, small, pathetic, scant, skimpy, measly (informal), scanty, on the small side Many people may consider this a rather stingy amount.

stingy

adjective
2. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:
Slang: measly.
Translations
lakomýmizernýzlý
fedtetnærigond
itaranuukapistäväilkeä
škrtzločest
fösvényfukarzsugori
nískur
けちな刺しそうな吝嗇な
인색한
skops
snålelak
ใจร้ายขี้เหนียว
bần tiệnkeo kiệt

stingy

[ˈstɪndʒɪ] ADJ (stingier (compar) (stingiest (superl))) [person] → tacaño; [meal] → parco, escaso
to be stingy with sthser tacaño con algo

stingy

[ˈstɪndʒi] adj (= mean) → radin

stingy

adj (+er) (inf) person, governmentgeizig, knauserig (inf), → knickerig (inf); sum, portion, donationschäbig, popelig (inf); to be stingy with somethingmit etw knausern

stingy

[ˈstɪndʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (pej) (person) → avaro/a, tirchio/a, spilorcio/a, taccagno/a; (gift) → misero/a
to be stingy with (one's praise, money) → essere avaro/a di (food) → razionare

stingy

(ˈstindʒi) adjective
mean or ungenerous. My father's very stingy with his money; stingy portions of food.
ˈstingily adverb
ˈstinginess noun

stingy

بَخِيل, حَقِيرٌ lakomý, zlý nærig, ond geizig μοχθηρός, σπαγγοραμένος malo, mezquino, tacaño ilkeä, itara méchant, radin škrt, zločest meschino, tirchio けちな 인색한 gemeen, vrekkig gjerrig skąpy forreta, mesquinho, pão-duro скупой, убогий elak, snål ใจร้าย, ขี้เหนียว cimri, eli sıkı bần tiện, keo kiệt 吝啬的, 小气的
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