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Niggardly definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NIGGARDLY, a.
1. Meanly covetous or avaricious; sordidly parsimonious; extremely sparing of expense.
Where the owner of the house will be bountiful, it is not for the steward to be niggardly.
2. Sparing; wary; cautiously avoiding profusion.
NIGGARDLY, adv. Sparingly; with cautious parsimony.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip" [syn: grudging, niggardly, scrimy]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1571 1. grudgingly mean about spending or granting ; begrudging 2. provided in meanly limited supply Synonyms: see stingy niggardliness noun niggardly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & adv. --adj. 1 stingy, parsimonious. 2 meagre, scanty. --adv. in a stingy or meagre manner. Derivatives: niggardliness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Niggardly Nig"gard*ly, a. Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy; niggard. Where the owner of the house will be bountiful, it is not for the steward to be niggardly. --Bp. Hall. Syn: Avarcious; covetous; parsimonious; sparing; miserly; penurios; sordid; stingy. See Avaricious.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Niggardly Nig"gard*ly, adv. In a niggard manner.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as niggardly, you are criticizing them because they do not give or provide much of something. Officials say the EU, which is supposed to provide most of the food needs, is being particularly niggardly. ...a niggardly supply of hot water. ? generous ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Parsimonious, covetous, stingy, avaricious, miserly, penurious, sordid, mean, illiberal, mercenary, niggard, close, close-fisted. 2. Saving, sparing, chary.

Moby Thesaurus

Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, bountiful, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, closefistedly, dwarfed, dwarfish, exiguous, frugal, grudging, illiberal, illiberally, impoverished, infrequent, jejune, lean, limited, little, meager, mean, meanly, mingy, miserly, narrow, niggard, paltry, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, piddling, pinchpenny, poor, puny, rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen, shabbily, shabby, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, sordid, sordidly, spare, sparing, sparse, spotty, sprinkled, starvation, stingily, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, thin, tight, tightfisted, tightfistedly, unchivalrous, ungenerous, ungenerously, unnourishing, unnutritious, watered, watery



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