from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Constrained; restrained; confined.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Limited; scanty; scrimped.
  • In foal. See stint, v. t., 6.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The common pasture was early 'stinted' or limited, the usual custom being that the villager could turn out as many stock as he could keep on his holding.

    A Short History of English Agriculture

  • The light faded at last, and Anne, with a sudden recollection of - the partly-knit stocking which she had "stinted" herself to finish before bed-time, for that staving lad, her brother Harry, exclaimed: "Madge, dear, light the gas and read Mill to me, while I knit for dear life!"

    The Womans Advocate

  • You can't say NBC stinted on the new studio or the set, a kind of bigger, bluer, shinier reinterpretation of Carson's old Tonight set, with Andy Richter off to the side at a podium and the audience once again seated as in a theater rather than in Leno's comedy club configuration.

    Conan back in comfort zone: Two 'Tonights' and counting

  • Mr. Muti never stinted on visceral excitement — a hallmark of the five-part symphony's last two movements — but it was his supreme control of dynamics, pacing and overall architecture that most thrilled, true even when his innate dramatic impulses caused him to lunge or drop nearly to his knees on the podium.

    Muti and Chicago Rekindle the Flame

  • Manufacturers are having trouble now partly because some of them stinted on recruitment and training when it was easier to find workers.

    Help Wanted on Factory Floor

  • Some people saved a bit of money so that everyone can suffer on stinted-on public trains service!

    Nina Burleigh: A Socialist and a Capitalist Walk Into a Bar...

  • US health spending didn't grow much in 2009, reports Amy Goldstein: The nation's expenditures on health care in 2009 grew by 4 percent, the smallest increase in at least a half-century, according to new federal figures that suggest Americans stinted on medical services as they lost jobs and insurance in the recent recession.

    Wonkbook: Boehner's new rules; Dems' release filibuster reform proposal

  • While Mr. Noble and Mr. Funicello have not stinted on spectacle including an amazingly vivid snowstorm they have once again kept the spotlight on the actors, who respond with bold and resourceful performances.

    Two Kings Make a Winning Hand

  • Most have a combination of a stinted production run, drastically lower-than-projected sales (at least 50% lower than expected), and critical and/or popular disdain.

    Ten Legendary Car Flops

  • Israeli officials denounced the report as wrong and unfair but stinted on producing their own counterevidence of just how much effort their military put into avoiding the deaths of innocents in that extraordinarily difficult operation.

    Israel’s PR Problem


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.