Definitions for stingyˈstɪn dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stin•gy*ˈstɪn dʒi(adj.)-gi•er, -gi•est.

  1. reluctant to give or spend; niggardly; penurious.

  2. scanty or meager.

    a miserly neighbor.

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Origin of stingy:

1650–60; perh. der. of dial. stingesting ; see -y1


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stingy(adjective)ˈstɪn dʒi

    ≠ generous

    Don't be so stingy - it's for charity.


  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

Anagrams of stingy

  1. Stying

Translations for stingy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


mean or ungenerous

My father's very stingy with his money; stingy portions of food.

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