niggardly

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nig·gard·ly

 (nĭg′ərd-lē)
adj.
1. Grudging and petty in giving or spending.
2. Meanly small; scanty or meager: left the waiter a niggardly tip.

nig′gard·li·ness n.
nig′gard·ly adv.

niggardly

(ˈnɪɡədlɪ)
adj
1. stingy or ungenerous
2. meagre: a niggardly salary.
adv
stingily; grudgingly
ˈniggardliness n

nig•gard•ly

(ˈnɪg ərd li)

adj. Sometimes Offensive.
1. reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly.
2. meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter.
[1520–30]
nig′gard•li•ness, n.
usage: See niggard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.niggardly - petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

niggardly

adjective
1. stingy, mean, avaricious, ungenerous, close, near (informal), sparing, grudging, mercenary, frugal, parsimonious, penurious, tightfisted, Scrooge-like, tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-arsed (taboo slang), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
stingy liberal, generous, lavish, prodigal, bountiful, munificent
2. paltry, mean, small, inadequate, miserable, pathetic, insufficient, beggarly, scant, meagre, skimpy, measly, scanty, wretched The niggardly compensation for her frightening ordeal amounted to just £6,500.
paltry liberal, generous, handsome, ample, abundant, plentiful, copious, bountiful, profuse

niggardly

adjective
Translations
بَخيل، مُمْسِك اليَد
lakomýskoupý
karrig
nánasarlegur; nískur; smánarlegur
skops
cimrihasis

niggardly

[ˈnɪgədlɪ] ADJ [person] → tacaño; [allowance] → miserable

niggardly

[ˈnɪgərdli] adj
[person, institution] → pingre
[allowance, amount] → misérable; [salary] → maigre; [supply] → maigre

niggardly

adj personknaus(e)rig; amount, portion alsoarmselig, kümmerlich

niggardly

[ˈnɪgədlɪ] adj (person) → tirchio/a, spilorcio/a; (allowance, amount) → misero/a

niggardly

(ˈnigədli) adjective
not generous; unwilling to give or spend money. He's niggardly with his money; a niggardly gift.