Definition of Stingy

1. Adjective. Unwilling to spend. "An ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

2. Adjective. Deficient in amount or quality or extent. "Meager fare"

Definition of Stingy

1. a. Stinging; able to sting.

2. a. Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.

Definition of Stingy

1. Adjective. Stinging; able to sting. ¹

2. Adjective. Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl. ¹

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Definition of Stingy

1. unwilling to spend or give [adj -GIER, -GIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stingy

stinging hair
stinging nettle
stingy (current term)
stink badger
stink badgers
stink bell
stink bomb
stink bombs
stink bug
stink bugs
stink eye
stink fly
stink on ice

Literary usage of Stingy

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"See stingy in Ray's Glossary (EDSB 16), and my notes upon it, esp. at p. xix. ... But stingy may stand for stingy, the change being due to confusion with ..."

2. The Life and Stories of the Jaina Savior, Pārçvanātha by Bhāvadevasūri (1919)
"At the death of their father the older, as head of the family, was upright and generous; the younger was stingy, and hated to see his older brother ..."

3. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1893)
"The Confession of a stingy Man. BY 8. i. SMITH. THERE is no doubt about it; I was a stingy man. I lived in a mean house, liad it poorly furnished, ..."

4. Ballads of Books by Brander Matthews, Andrew Lang (1888)
"THE stingy FRIEND. YOU cry, whene'er you meet me still, ' I'll send my boy, an' if you will, To whom perhaps you'll kindly lend Your Epigrams, and these, ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"stingy. SPUNK,«. (1) Spirit ¡mettle. Far. Л Spunky, mettlesome. (2) A spark ; a match. North. (3) An excrescence on the trunki of trees. SPUNT, part. p. ..."

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