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Meaning of MISERLY

Pronunciation:  'mIzurlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
 

MISERLY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mean, mingy, stingy, tight, ungenerous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mi"ser*ly\, a. [From {Miser}.]
Like a miser; very covetous; sordid; niggardly.

Syn: Avaricious; niggardly; sordid; parsimonious; penurious;
     covetous; stingy; mean. See {Avaricious}.

 
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