stinginess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stinginess a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stinginess The quality or state of being stingy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stinginess The state or quality of being stingy; extreme avarice; niggardliness; miserliness.
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Quotations

  • John Wanamaker
    John Wanamaker
    “Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.”

Usage

In literature:

I opened a third bottle of Pommery just to show I wasn't stingy.
"Skiddoo!" by Hugh McHugh
You do not then deal out to each bit of work its stingy bit of your attention.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
Oh, they said you were cross an' stingy, an' wouldn't hang me anything on the tree, an' I didn't want 'em to think you were.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
Het kept boarders long enough to git stingy, an' I told my wife to turn over a new leaf for a change.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
He's an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Mizoguchi Hampei was rich, and reputed stingy and saving.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Surely the monastery kitchen has no such reputation for stinginess among the vulgar.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
They needn't be so stingy with me!
"Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land and other Stories" by Ellis Towne, Sophie May and Ella Farman
The business man, by such costly stinginess, consoles himself that he is saving.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Surely, when he has nailed your box up so nicely for you, you won't be so stingy as to take his hammer and all his nails from him.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
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In poetry:

You stingy boy! you've always had
A share in mamma's heart;
Would you begrudge your poor old dad
The tiniest little part?
"To A Usurper" by Eugene Field
Of course Ranjitsinhji
Was quite right not to be stingy,
But I never could quite see the relevance
Of his keeping nine thousand elephants.
"Clerihew – Ranjitsinhji" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
There dwelt an Old Woman Exeter,
When visitors came it sore vexed her,
So for fear they should eat,
She lock'd up all the meat;
This stingy Old Woman of Exeter.
"Limericks: The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women" by Anonymous British
'The stranger had a queerish face,
His smile was hardly pleasant,
And, though he meant it for a grace,
Yet this old hen of barnyard race
Was but a stingy present.
"Gold Egg: A Dream-Fantasy" by James Russell Lowell
And the next that I remember, it started in a joke;
But full for a week it lasted, and neither of us spoke.
And the next was when I scolded because she broke a bowl;
And she said I was mean and stingy, and hadn't any soul.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

LB Ogletree is heart and soul of BYU's stingy defense.
Few large technology companies are more stingy with their R&D spending than Apple.
Vanderbilt shows big-play offense, stingy defense at Kentucky .
As the early-twentieth-century wit Logan Pearsall Smith observed, the rich would never be so stingy were they aware of the pleasure their stinginess gives their friends.
Pyle , who spoke at a Kiwanis Club meeting at Bethany United Church in Freeport on Thursday, said the stories of Halas' legendary stinginess are true.
Stingy 49ers keep Lions in check.
Stingy as it may be, Spain's defenders are still a little worried about their rematch with Italy and Mario Balotelli in the European Championship final.
Retailers push aggressive deals to lure stingy holiday shoppers.
Tigers set to face stingy Florida defense in 'The Swamp.
Joseph Is Stingy In Victory.
Dons' defense is rather stingy .
Stingy SouthLake Christian defense doesn't allow much.
Stingy 49ers defense cages Lions, 27-19.
Stingy 'D' clips Owls' wings.
Stingy Alley' panckake breakfast Saturday in Warren.
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