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- n. The property of being miserly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being a miser or of miserly dis position or habits; avariciousness; niggardliness; penuriousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. total lack of generosity with money
Thus, miserliness is more than the English word stinginess.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer article reported that, due to the "miserliness" of Clark County, defense lawyers handling three out of five of Clark County's death-penalty cases had been either disbarred or arrested.
It appropriates poverty funds with miserliness and grudging reluctance.
He notes that he looked "to those twelve Caesars so mistreated by Suetonius," in the hope of emulating the best of each: "the clear-sightedness of Tiberius, without his harshness; the learning of Claudius without his weakness; Nero's taste for the arts, but stripped of all foolish vanity; the kindness of Titus, stopping short of his sentimentality; Vespasian's thrift, but not his absurd miserliness."
The return of Andy Reid, who delighted the Trent End during dark days under Joe Kinnear, gives McClaren an old-fashioned playmaker with a sublime range of passing but sadly Forest jettisoned the ideal striker to exploit Reid's creative gifts, Norwich's prolific Grant Holt, in a wanton act of miserliness three years ago.
In some churches, the miserliness rate is even higher.
So social, at times I wonder if they really understand the inherent loneliness -- even miserliness -- of the profession they appear to have chosen.
Painfully, we learned of his racism, his supposed miserliness and misogyny, the juggling of his women, the porn, the booze, the wanking.
The best anecdotes always involved the camera persons, their miserliness, their profligacy with the company's money ( "To hire of camel"), their thick-skinned insouciance on matters of taste or tact.
King is by all accounts a generous and polite man, and perhaps he's puzzled by what looks like miserliness and rudeness in another, especially from a fellow writer who shares so many of his political and social views.
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