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Synonyms for stingy

Synonyms for (adjective) stingy

Synonyms: scrimpy, meager, meagerly, meagre, stingy Definition: deficient in amount or quality or extent Usage: meager resources; meager fare

Similar words: bare, scanty, spare Definition: lacking in amplitude or quantity Usage: a bare livelihood; a scanty harvest; a spare diet

Similar words: exiguous Definition: extremely scanty Usage: an exiguous budget

Similar words: hand-to-mouth Definition: providing only bare essentials Usage: a hand-to-mouth existence

Similar words: hardscrabble Definition: barely satisfying a lower standard Usage: the sharecropper's hardscrabble life

Similar words: paltry, miserable, measly Definition: contemptibly small in amount Usage: a measly tip; the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief; a paltry wage; almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

Synonyms: ungenerous, stingy Definition: unwilling to spend Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds

Similar words: beggarly, mean Definition: (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

Similar words: cheap, chinchy, chintzy Definition: embarrassingly stingy

Similar words: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny Definition: giving or spending with reluctance Usage: our cheeseparing administration; very close (or near) with his money; a penny-pinching miserly old man

Similar words: closefisted, tightfisted, hardfisted Definition: unwilling to part with money

Similar words: grudging, niggardly, scrimy Definition: petty or reluctant in giving or spending Usage: a niggardly tip

Similar words: mingy, miserly, mean, tight Definition: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity Usage: a mean person; he left a miserly tip

Similar words: parsimonious, penurious Definition: excessively unwilling to spend Usage: parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses; lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence