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Miserly vs. Stingy

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  • Miserly (adjective)

    Like a miser; very covetous; cautious with money

    "stingy"

  • Stingy (adjective)

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

  • Stingy (adjective)

    Small, scant, meager, insufficient

  • Stingy (adjective)

    Stinging; able to sting.

Wiktionary
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  • Miserly (adjective)

    Like a miser; very covetous; avaricious; stingy; sordid; niggardly.

  • Stingy (adjective)

    Stinging; able to sting.

  • Stingy (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
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  • Miserly (adjective)

    used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;

    "a mean person"

    "he left a miserly tip"

  • Stingy (adjective)

    not generous;

    "she practices economy without being stingy"

    "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

  • Stingy (adjective)

    selfishly unwilling to share with others

Princeton's WordNet

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