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- n. A lack of generosity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being stingy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being stingy; extreme avarice; niggardliness; miserliness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
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Yet Congress's stinginess is being compounded by the administration's recent decision to reject a request from New York and several other states to increase food stamp outlays to the poor as fuel bills mount.
"The last degree of stinginess is not to disturb the mildew," is a neat axiom; and "The plantain does not bear fruit twice," tells that the Malays have an inkling that "There is a tide in the affairs of men," etc.
Thus, miserliness is more than the English word stinginess.
A margin too narrow conveys the idea of stinginess, as if to economize paper, while an irregular or zigzag margin conveys the idea of carelessness or want of precision.
From the root of greed stem other evil afflictions, such as stinginess, envy, hate, fraud, deceit ... known as secondary afflictions.
John Gibb Millspaugh suggests that it's a kind of stinginess not to let people know about the religious community that means so much to you.
Rothschild, the head of the great banking house in London and the chief of the syndicate, especially complained of what he called the "stinginess" of the treasury department.
The testimony of Mr. Fletcher, his gardener, gloomy over his beer in the bar-parlours, seems to support the "stinginess" that the vicar has determined in Mr. Marrapit's character.
Also he accused me of "stinginess," in not wanting
Originally his name was used to mean "stinginess," so there was a silhouette jacket, for example, which had no pockets.