Definitions for: Stingy

[adj] not generous; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
[adj] selfishly unwilling to share with others

Webster (1913) Definition: Sting"y, a.
Stinging; able to sting.

Stin"gy, a. [Compar. Stingier; superl. Stingiest.]
[Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging;
hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious;
or cf. E. skinch.]
Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly;
miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.

A stingy, narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of
choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it
began to be rotten. --L'estrange.

Synonyms: beggarly, cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, grudging, hardfisted, meager, mean, mingy, miserly, near, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, scrimpy, scrimy, tight, tightfisted, ungenerous

Antonyms: generous

See Also: meanspirited, selfish, uncharitable

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