What does stingy mean?

Definitions for stingy
ˈstɪn dʒistingy

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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

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

  2. Stingy

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of stingy in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Listen up, it does not matter how much money you have or how much wealth you have acquired over the years. Yes! what really matters is how many people you have enriched already with your money and wealth. As a matter of fact, no one is going to remember you and celebrate you for just being rich and stingy. Note: you can only be remembered and celebrated perpetually for being rich and generous, (mark you). -Emeasoba George

  2. 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

  3. Emeasoba George:

    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

  4. 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.

  5. 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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