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Meaning of NIGGARD

Pronunciation:  'nigurd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

NIGGARD is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: churl, scrooge, skinflint
 See Also: hoarder, pinchgut



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Nig"gard\, n. [Icel. hn["o]ggr niggardly, stingy +
    -ard; cf. Sw. njugg, AS. hne['a]w.]
    A person meanly close and covetous; one who spends
    grudgingly; a stingy, parsimonous fellow; a miser. --Chaucer.
          A penurious niggard of his wealth.       --Milton.
          Be niggards of advice on no pretense.    --Pope.
  2. \Nig"gard\, a.
    Like a niggard; meanly covetous or parsimonious; niggardly;
    miserly; stingy.
  3. \Nig"gard\, v. t. & i.
    To act the niggard toward; to be niggardly. [R.] --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: cheapskate, cheeseparing, churl, close, curmudgeon, grudging, mean, mingy, miser, miserly, muckworm, niggardly, penny pincher, penny-pinching, penurious, pinchfist, pinchgut, pinchpenny, save-all, scrooge, shabby, Silas Marner, skinflint, sordid, stiff, tight, tightwad