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(ˈkloʊsˈfɪs tɪd)

stingy; miserly; tight.
close′fist′ed•ly, adv.
close′fist′ed•ness, n.
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Adj.1.closefisted - unwilling to part with money
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
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Right off the bat he sounds mad at the Arbus estate, which he calls "famously closefisted, notoriously obstreperous if not outright adversarial." Clearly he didn't get the access to Arbus' material he had hoped for.
Hartman leaves Ghana with a befuddling comment: "Africa wasn't dead to me, nor was it just a grave." This is at best a closefisted acknowledgement of an entire continent.
Not as flashy or as closefisted as some of their millionaire predecessors, this second generation of Black elite could more accurately be considered "millionaire lite," half the fat-(cat mentality), with none of the salt-(y stinginess).