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Cheap vs. Stingy — What's the Difference?

Cheap vs. Stingy — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Cheap and Stingy

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Cheap

Low in price, especially in relation to similar items or services
Local buses were reliable and cheap

Stingy

Giving or spending reluctantly.

Cheap

Of little worth because achieved in a discreditable way requiring little effort
Her moment of cheap triumph

Stingy

Scanty or meager
A stingy meal.
Stingy with details about the past.

Cheap

At or for a low price
A house that was going cheap because of the war
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Stingy

Unwilling to spend, give, or share; ungenerous; mean

Cheap

Relatively low in cost; inexpensive or comparatively inexpensive.

Stingy

Small, scant, meager, insufficient

Cheap

Charging low prices
A cheap restaurant.

Stingy

(informal) Stinging; able or inclined to sting.

Cheap

Obtainable at a low rate of interest. Used especially of money.

Stingy

Stinging; able to sting.

Cheap

Devalued, as in buying power
Cheap dollars.

Stingy

Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
A stingy, narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it began to be rotten.

Cheap

Achieved with little effort
A cheap victory.
Cheap laughs.

Stingy

Not generous;
She practices economy without being stingy
An ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Cheap

Of or considered of small value
In wartime, when life was cheap.

Stingy

Selfishly unwilling to share with others

Cheap

Of poor quality; inferior
A cheap toy.

Cheap

Worthy of no respect; vulgar or contemptible
A cheap gangster.

Cheap

Stingy; miserly.

Cheap

Inexpensively
Got the new car cheap.

Cheap

(obsolete) Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.

Cheap

(obsolete) A market; marketplace.

Cheap

Price.

Cheap

(obsolete) A low price; a bargain.

Cheap

Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply. en

Cheap

Low and/or reduced in price.

Cheap

Of poor quality.

Cheap

Of little worth.

Cheap

Underhand or unfair.
The cheap trick of hiding deadly lava under pushable blocks

Cheap

Stingy; mean; excessively frugal.
Insurance is expensive, but don't be so cheap that you risk losing your home because of a fire.

Cheap

(finance) Trading at a price level which is low relative to historical trends, a similar asset, or (for derivatives) a theoretical value.
The ETF is trading cheap to NAV right now; we can arb this by buying the ETF and selling the underlying constituents.

Cheap

To trade; traffic; bargain; chaffer; ask the price of goods; cheapen goods.

Cheap

To bargain for; chaffer for; ask the price of; offer a price for; cheapen.

Cheap

To buy; purchase.

Cheap

To sell.

Cheap

Cheaply.

Cheap

A bargain; a purchase; cheapness.
The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's in Europe.

Cheap

Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value.
Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap.

Cheap

Of comparatively small value; common; mean.
You grow cheap in every subject's eye.

Cheap

Cheaply.

Cheap

To buy; to bargain.

Cheap

Relatively low in price or charging low prices;
It would have been cheap at twice the price
Inexpensive family restaurants

Cheap

Tastelessly showy;
A flash car
A flashy ring
Garish colors
A gaudy costume
Loud sport shirts
A meretricious yet stylish book
Tawdry ornaments

Cheap

Of very poor quality

Cheap

Embarrassingly stingy

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