Definition of Tightfisted

1. Adjective. Unwilling to part with money.

Exact synonyms: Closefisted, Hardfisted
Similar to: Stingy, Ungenerous
Derivative terms: Tightfistedness



Definition of Tightfisted

1. Adjective. alternative spelling of tight-fisted ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tightfisted

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tightfisted

tighten one's belt
tighten the purse strings
tighten up
tightened
tightener
tighteners
tightening
tightening your braces
tighteningly
tightenings
tightens
tighter
tighters
tightest
tightfisted (current term)
tightfistedness
tightfitting
tighthead
tightheads
tightie-whities
tightish
tightknit
tightlaced
tightlacer
tightlacers
tightlacing
tightlipped
tightlippedness
tightly

Literary usage of Tightfisted

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1. The Wayward Welfare State by Roger A. Freeman (1981)
"... disadvantaged, inadequate funds for public assistance, unemployment compensation and other social welfare programs, a tightfisted policy on Medicare, ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"... too, were in the family councils, and must do their slender duty in helping to make the fading flowers into a little, tightfisted clump; and all of this ..."

3. The American Pageant Revisited: Recollections of a Stanford Historian by Thomas A. Bailey (1982)
"The Scots are supposed to be exceptionally tightfisted (an ethnic pejorative that does not bother me), and I take no joy in spending money, especially on ..."

4. Decisive Force: Strategic Bombing in the Gulf War by Richard G. Davis (1998)
"In addition to being isolated, Kuwait, because of its relatively tightfisted monetary policies and abuse of contract laborers, was unpopular in the Arab ..."

5. The Parish Theatre: A Brief Account of Its Rise, Its Present Condition, and by John Talbot Smith (1917)
"The village expressman, the postmaster, the spiritualist lecturer, the constable, the tightfisted deacon, the escaped lunatic, in contrast with the summer ..."

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