Meaning of STINGY in English


being unwilling or showing unwillingness to share with others

too stingy to tip the waiter

Synonyms: cheap, cheeseparing, ||chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, costive, hardfisted, hardhanded, ironfisted, mean, mingy, miserly, ||narrow, narrow-fisted, narrowhearted, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penny-wise, penurious, pinching, pinchpenny, save-all, ||scant, scrimpy, scrimy, tight, tightfisted, ungenerous, ungiving; compare sparing

Related Word: economical, frugal, Scotch, sparing, thrifty; scaly, screwy

Idioms: as close as a vise, as close ( or tight) as paper on a wall, near ( or close or tight) as the bark on a tree

Contrasted words: bountiful, giving, liberal, munificent, openhanded, philanthropic, unsparing, unstinting; prodigal

Antonyms: generous

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