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ˈnɪg ərdnig·gard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. niggard, skinflint, scrooge, churlnoun

    a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

Wiktionary

  1. niggardnoun

    A miser or stingy person; a skinflint.

    Etymology: Derived from the verb nigla, meaning "to fuss about small matters". Cognate to the English word "niggle", which retains the original Norse meaning.

  2. niggardadjective

    Miserly or stingy.

    Etymology: Derived from the verb nigla, meaning "to fuss about small matters". Cognate to the English word "niggle", which retains the original Norse meaning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Niggardnoun

    a person meanly close and covetous; one who spends grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonous fellow; a miser

    Etymology: [Icel. hnggr niggardly, stingy + -ard; cf. Sw. njugg, AS. hnew.]

  2. Niggardadjective

    like a niggard; meanly covetous or parsimonious; niggardly; miserly; stingy

    Etymology: [Icel. hnggr niggardly, stingy + -ard; cf. Sw. njugg, AS. hnew.]

  3. Niggard

    to act the niggard toward; to be niggardly

    Etymology: [Icel. hnggr niggardly, stingy + -ard; cf. Sw. njugg, AS. hnew.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Niggard

    nig′ard, n. a person who is unwilling to spend or give away: a miser.—adjs. Nigg′ard, Nigg′ardly, having the qualities of a niggard: miserly; Nigg′ardish, rather niggardly.—n. Nigg′ardliness, meanness in giving or spending—(Spens.) Nigg′ardise.—adv. Nigg′ardly. [Ice. hnöggr, stingy; Ger. genau, close.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of niggard in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of niggard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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