Definition of Niggard

1. Noun. A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend.

Exact synonyms: Churl, Scrooge, Skinflint
Generic synonyms: Hoarder
Specialized synonyms: Pinchgut
Derivative terms: Niggardly



Definition of Niggard

1. n. A person meanly close and covetous; one who spends grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonious fellow; a miser.

2. a. Like a niggard; meanly covetous or parsimonious; niggardly; miserly; stingy.

3. v. t. & i. To act the niggard toward; to be niggardly.

Definition of Niggard

1. Adjective. Miserly or stingy. ¹

2. Noun. A miser or stingy person; a skinflint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Niggard

1. to act stingily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niggard

nig-nog
nig-nogs
nigedase
nigella
nigellas
nigellone
niger
nigeria
nigericin
nigerose
nigers
nigga please
niggah
niggahs
niggard (current term)
niggarded
niggarding
niggardise
niggardish
niggardliest
niggardliness
niggardlinesses
niggardly
niggardness
niggardous
niggards
niggardship
niggardy
niggas

Literary usage of Niggard

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1. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and by Robert Christy (1887)
"The niggard spends as much as he who is liberal and in the end more. Fr. Night. 1. Blemishes are unseen by night. 2. Darkness and night are mothers of ..."

2. New English and Italian Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary by John Millhouse, Ferdinando Bracciforti (1889)
"pinch-Git, pinch-penny, niggard Lesione, »/. damage, wrong, prejudice Lesivo,-a, a. hurtful, injurious, ..."

3. Buddhist Legends by Buddhaghosa, Eugene Watson Burlingame (1921)
"... niggard with gifts, And the speaker of falsehood with truth. XVII. 4. DO TRIFLING ACTS OF MERIT LEAD TO HEAVEN?1 A man should speak the truth. ..."

4. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1850)
"By the grave I stand of one, for whom ( That all bestowing, ikit withholding all) A prodigal Nature and a niggard Doom Made each chance knell from distant ..."

5. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"See CHINK. niggard, one having a niggardly, pinched, starved face; a pined, puny face. CHICK, vs -EN. App. to— The young of various birds, met. to a young ..."

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