Definitions

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  • adj. Like Ebenezer Scrooge; bad-tempered, selfish and miserly.

Etymologies

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Scrooge +‎ -like

Examples

  • It may also be - this would be sad but all too credible - that officials and lawyers have been captured by institutional departmental views a wide-eyed pro-rights view from Minijust, and a Scroogelike anti-rights grumpiness from Home Office and that legal advice is being too influenced by them.

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  • Sorry this early in the New Year to sound so Scroogelike, but I wasn't greatly cheered either by "The Invisible Man."

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  • It’s been all too easy for me in years past to solve the frustration with a simple, Scroogelike answer: None.

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