Definitions for stingyˈstɪn dʒi

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Everyone has something to offer to someone else or others. Yes! you heard me right as ever. Do you claim that you don't have tangible things like money to share out? If yes then listen up, you do have intangible things to share out like your God-given words of wisdom, insights, motivations, inspirations and stuffs like that. And may I tell you this, whoever that claims not to have something to share with someone else or others is stingy and delusive. You can say I said so.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    It's advisable and better off to teach anyone or someone how to catch fish(es) than to give him or her fish(es). Yes! because someone who is often taught how to catch fish(es) will surely and eventually become self-reliant or financially independent. But on the other hand, someone who is always given fish(es) is most likely to come back and ask for more fish(es). Anyway, that doesn't mean, you now have to become stingy and unwilling to help someone else or others financially. Don't misconcept me and do quote me right as well.


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