from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Close-fisted; stingy.
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- adj. Alternative spelling of tight-fisted.
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- adj. unwilling to part with money
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One millionaire referred to his tightfisted policy as the Effective Nonuse of Cash.
In a tense runoff vote, Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda, known as a tightfisted fiscal hawk, defeated his closest rival, Trade Minister Banri Kaieda, even though the latter had the backing of a powerful but publicly disgraced party boss.
I'm disappointed, you said I was tightfisted which is not true.
Marouane: I've decided to eliminate Souley. [to Souley] I'm disappointed, you said I was tightfisted which is not true.
"tightfisted": if he gives with great reluctance, he is said to be
Allen, if I was thinking on something (and that is never a given), it may have been on Deuteronomy 15: 7-11 (New International Version - Copyright ©): 7 If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
Indeed, security was so tightfisted that they ignored the pleas of the woman behind us, a mother with a baby stroller who had become separated from her sons when they rushed in ahead of her.
He and his mother lived in genteel poverty as the wards of a prosperous (if somewhat tightfisted) uncle.
Another target for cuts is refugee aid in areas such as flood-ravaged, war-torn Pakistan, where, despite Washington's direct role in breeding misery throughout the region, disaster victims evoke little sympathy from tightfisted politicians looking toward the 2012 elections.
Very few people want to go to work for a company that may be terminal, particularly if a tightfisted receiver refuses to pay a premium for their efforts.