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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; avaricious or penurious.

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  • adj. Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a miser; very covetous; avaricious; stingy; sordid; niggardly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a miser; penurious; sordid; niggardly; parsimonious: as, a miserly person, or a person of miserly habits.

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  • adj. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

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