miserly definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or characteristic of a miser; avaricious or penurious.
    • Like a miser; really covetous; stingy; cautious with cash
    • Like a miser; very covetous; avaricious; stingy; sordid; niggardly.
    • (used of people or behavior) described as or indicative of insufficient generosity
  • others:
    • Like a miser; penurious; sordid; niggardly; parsimonious: since, a miserly individual, or a person of miserly practices.

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