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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


miserly +‎ -ness, with usual ‘-y’ → ‘-i-’ spelling change on adding suffixes. (Wiktionary)



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