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  • n. The state of being niggardly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being niggard; meanness in giving or spending; parsimony; stinginess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being niggardly or stingy; sordid parsimony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extreme stinginess


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  • Baghdad’; for niggardliness is the worst fault a man can have.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The deficiency of this state of character is called niggardliness, the excess vulgarity, lack of taste, and the like, which do not go to excess in the amount spent on right objects, but by showy expenditure in the wrong circumstances and the wrong manner; we shall speak of these vices later.


  • To maintain, month after month, supplies for so large an armament, was next to impossible; and to this much more than to the "niggardliness" of the Queen, [Footnote: Laughton, i., pp. lvii ff.

    England under the Tudors

  • When their suspicions of our niggardliness or lack of peanuts had been confirmed, Jones half-turned his back on his life-partner and gave me his story.


  • She is a girl who takes your love for granted in the same way as she gives hers, without niggardliness.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • I was deciding between money and men, between niggardliness and romance.

    Chapter 9

  • It's not the complete idiocy of it that I mind, it's the boldfaced niggardliness of it all.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • But for all its fumbling and niggardliness, the Overland honored itself by publishing the story, begged for more, and eventually published nine of the young author's Yukon classics.

    “. . .confusion to the Mounted Police!”

  • Then he took the child in his arms and went round, searching, till he found a palm-leaf basket containing buns,249 which Zurayk of his niggardliness, had kept from the Greater Feast.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We believe in the importance of not molesting the bard, we strongly disaprove of niggardliness, and we have a nasty habit of taking things to extremes.

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