niggardly definition

  • adjective:
    • Grudging and petty in giving or investing.
    • Meanly small; scanty or meager: left the waiter a niggardly tip.
    • Withholding in the interests of meanness; stingy, miserly.
    • Meanly covetous or avaricious when controling other people; stingy; niggard.
    • petty or reluctant in giving or spending
  • adverb:
    • In a parsimonious method; sparingly, stingily.
    • In a niggard fashion.
  • others:
    • Like a niggard; sordidly parsimonious or sparing; close-fisted; stingy: since, a niggardly person.
    • Characteristic of a niggard; meanly parsimonious; scanty: as, niggardly entertainment; niggardly thrift.
    • Synonyms Parsimonious, Stingy, etc.(see penurious), illiberal, close-fisted, conserving, chary.
    • in the way of a niggard; sparingly; parsimoniously.

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