cheeseparing


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cheeseparing

(ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ)
adj
penny-pinching; stingy
n
1.
a. a paring of cheese rind
b. anything similarly worthless
2. stinginess
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cheese•par•ing

(ˈtʃizˌpɛər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. parsimonious or stingy.
n.
2. something of little or no value.
3. pinchpenny economizing; stinginess; miserliness.
[1590–1600]
cheese′par`er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cheeseparing - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
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Translations

cheeseparing

[ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ]
A. ADJtacaño
B. Neconomías fpl pequeñas
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cheeseparing

[ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ]
1. adj (person) → taccagno/a, spilorcio/a; (attitude, habits) → meschino/a
2. n (see adj) → taccagneria, spilorceria, meschinità
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