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  • n. Meanness. Lack of generosity

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

  • n. extreme stinginess


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  • If there is a silver lining to be drawn from these twin failures, it is this - the Senate was evenhanded in its tightfistedness.

    Sandip Roy: Don't Ask Don't Dream

  • That way they might come to understand the need for a return to the Scottish virtues of prudence and, dare one say it, tightfistedness which virtues are espoused by classical conservative policy.

    Archive 2007-08-05

  • But in anticipation of tightfistedness among electronics consumers, retailers are already cutting prices sharply, as many analysts have been predicting since early in the fall.

    Holiday Headstart: The electronics deals are starting early

  • Disguise your tightfistedness by hiring a whole load of local lads to also paddle their canoes along with you, providing that much needed "atmosphere".

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Of course, no amount of tightfistedness could damage Astaire's most important legacy.

    The Sultan of Suave

  • The danger is that U.S. perceptions of European tightfistedness plus European concern the U.S. hasn't done enough yet to repair its banking system may lead to deadlock on issues Europe believes are of equal importance to pump-priming the global economy.

    Money Will Do the Talking at G20

  • The company's reputation for micromanagement and tightfistedness has made top talent reluctant to make movies with Mickey on a per-picture basis.

    Is Walt Spinning In His Grave?

  • But, in an episode of embarrassing and unnecessary tightfistedness, it has frozen enrollment in a badly needed state health insurance program for low-income children.

    January 2004

  • Attendance had never been spectacular in Washington — Griffith says the club drew a million only once in the family's fifty years there — and the Old Fox was developing a reputation for tightfistedness.

    The Last of the Pure Baseball Men

  • She had pleased our parents by marrying for money, and hadn't discovered her husband's fanatical tightfistedness until afterwards.

    Flying Finish


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