stinting


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stint 1

 (stĭnt)
v. stint·ed, stint·ing, stints
v.intr.
1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back: The host did not stint on the wine. He does not stint when providing advice.
2. Archaic To stop or desist.
v.tr.
1.
a. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed: "found his living so expensive that he had to stint his family" (William Marvel).
b. To restrict (something supplied); be sparing with.
2. Archaic To cause to stop.
n.
1. A length of time spent in a particular way, especially doing a job or fulfilling a duty: a two-year stint in the military.
2. A limitation or restriction: working without stint.

[Middle English stinten, to cease, from Old English styntan, to blunt.]

stint′er n.
stint′ing·ly adv.

stint 2

 (stĭnt)
n.
Any of several small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, primarily of the Eastern Hemisphere.

[Middle English stint, from Old English.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stinting - avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources
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Two others oped their iron jaws, And waved their children-stealing paws; There sat their children in gewgaws; By stinting negroes' backs and maws, They kept up heavenly union.
Adrienne at length, by dint of excessive toil, by working deep into the nights, by stinting herself of food, and by means of having disposed of the last article with which she could possibly part, had managed to support her grandmother and herself, until she saw me so far done as to be within another day's work of completion.
But by stinting myself in meat and drink I saved, during my five months of service, some seventy gulden; and one evening, when we were at Baden, I told him that I wished to resign my post, and then hastened to betake myself to roulette.