American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Giving or spending reluctantly.
- adj. Scanty or meager: a stingy meal; stingy with details about the past.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stinging; piercing, as the wind; sharp, as a criticism.
- Meanly avaricious; extremely close-fisted and covetous; niggardly: as, a stingy fellow.
- Scanty; not full or plentiful.
- Synonyms Parsimonious, Miserly, etc. (see penurious), illiberal, ungenerous, saving, chary.
- adj. Stinging; able to sting.
- adj. Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Stinging; able to sting.
- adj. Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious.
- adj. deficient in amount or quality or extent
- adj. unwilling to spend
- Uncertain, possibly from *stinge, a dialectical variation of sting (verb) (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps alteration of dialectal stingy, stinging, from sting. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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