What does stingy mean?

Definitions for stingyˈstɪn dʒi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stingy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stingy, ungenerous(adj)

    unwilling to spend

    "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

  2. meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy(adj)

    deficient in amount or quality or extent

    "meager resources"; "meager fare"


  1. stingy(Adjective)

    Stinging; able to sting.

  2. stingy(Adjective)

    Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stingy(adj)

    stinging; able to sting

  2. Stingy

    extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl

  3. Origin: [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stingy

    stin′ji, adj. niggardly: avaricious.—adv. Stin′gily.—n. Stin′giness, [Merely sting-y.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stingy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stingy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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