unwilling to spend
"she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy(adj)
deficient in amount or quality or extent
"meager resources"; "meager fare"
Stinging; able to sting.
Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
stinging; able to sting
extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl
Origin: [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stin′ji, adj. niggardly: avaricious.—adv. Stin′gily.—n. Stin′giness, [Merely sting-y.]
The numerical value of stingy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of stingy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
Everything you have presently is meant to be shared including your God-given riches, wealth, money, inspirations, motivations, ideas, wisdom and knowledge. Thus, dare to share-out everything you have cheerfully and by all means available or possible. I mean, don't be stingy with whatever you have or with whatever you know presently. In case you don't know, the world has never remembered and celebrated stingy person(s) and the world will never remember or celebrate stingy person(s). Oh! yes, it is only the generous person(s) that will ever be remembered and celebrated globally or perpetually. ~Emeasoba George
When a stingy person dies, his or her stinginess dies with him or her. I mean, he or she is never celebrated or remembered for years after his or her demise (he or she is easily forgotten) because of his or her stinginess. But contrariwise, when a generous person dies, his or her legacy of generosity lives on. That is to say, he or she is celebrated and remembered perpetually, even though he or she has gone out of the world. For instance, Mother Theresa of India has gone as a person, but her legacy of generosity lives on, Andrew Carnegie Of U.S.A has also gone as a person but, his legacy of generosity lives on. As well, Bill Gates of U.S.A being a mortal will surely die someday but, he will ever be remembered and celebrated globally for his generosity among other famous and uncommon givers like John D. Rockefeller Snr., Warren Buffett, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Pat Robertson, RVM, Aliko Dangote, Sir Emeka Offor, Ifeanyi Ubah, Rochas Okorocha etc. In other words, it is better off to be generous than to be stingy. Thus, don't be stingy with whatever you have or whatever you know including your God-given insights, inspirations, wisdom, knowledge or stuffs like that. ~Emeasoba George
Those who have acquired or accumulated wealth, riches, knowledge, wisdom or stuffs like that for only themselves or their families are not worthy of global and perpetual celebration or remembrance. And they will never be celebrated and remembered globally or perpetually. Yes! because, their accumulated or acquired riches, wealth, knowledge, wisdom or stuffs like that will surely die with them. Consequently, they will be forgotten so soon after their demise. On the other hand, those who have succeeded in enriching someone else or others with their God-given money, wealth, riches, knowledge, wisdom or stuffs like that are worthy of global and perpetual celebration or remembrance. For, they cheerfully shared all they have with those who they are better off. And so, they will surely be celebrated and remembered throughout the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). That is to say, you shouldn't be stingy with whatever you have or with whatever you know. In other words, you are expected to share whatever you have or whatever you know with someone else or others. Now that connotes, generosity gives rise to global and perpetual celebration or remembrance of oneself. Whereas, the reverse is the case with stinginess. Thus, be generous rather than stingy. Because, you yourself and the posterity ahead of you (all future generations) will surely be glad that you did someday. ~Emeasoba George
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Translations for stingy
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- garrepaCatalan, Valencian
- nærig, smålig, fedtetDanish
- knausrig, gierig, stechend, geizig, knauserigGerman
- tacaño, mezquinoSpanish
- کنس, خَسیسPersian
- pistävä, nuuka, itaraFinnish
- radine, piquant, pingre, rapiat, chiche, radinFrench
- fukar, zsugori, fösvényHungarian
- tirchio, taccagno, avaroItalian
- 刺す, けち, 吝嗇, けちくさいJapanese
- 인색하다, 짜다Korean
- прижимистый, скупой, скаредный, жадныйRussian
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