Definitions for miserlyˈmaɪ zər li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mi•ser•ly*ˈmaɪ zər li(adj.)

  1. of, like, or befitting a miser; penurious; stingy; niggardly.

* Syn: See stingy1.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mean, mingy, miserly, tight(adj)

    (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

    "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"


  1. miserly(Adjective)

    Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miserly(adj)

    like a miser; very covetous; sordid; niggardly

Editors Contribution

  1. Miserly

    Miserly means to be really stingy and to ignore other people ; to be really mean.

    The girl was really kind although her brothers and sisters were very spiteful and miserly.

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