Definitions

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  • adj. niggardly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Niggardly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Niggardly; stingy; mean.

Etymologies

See niggard. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Horses, so niggish was that Tyrant of his provender, that he nourished them with the bodies of men.

    The Golden Asse

  • For there nothing is distributed after a niggish sort, neither there is any poor man or beggar.

    The Second Book. Of the Religions in Utopia

  • Histories how the King of Thrace would throw his miserable ghests to be torne in peeces and devoured of his wild Horses, so niggish was that

    The Golden Asse

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