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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.
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Adv.1.stingily - in a stingy manner; "their rich uncle treated them rather chintzily"


[ˈstɪndʒɪlɪ] ADVcon tacañería


adv (inf)knauserig (inf), → knickerig (inf); he stingily donated a mere 20pknauserig or knickerig, wie er ist, hat er nur 20 Pence gespendet (inf)


[ˈstɪndʒɪlɪ] adv (pej) (spend) → con parsimonia; (behave) → da avaro
they rewarded him rather stingily → gli hanno dato una ben magra ricompensa


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