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Meaning of NIGGARDLY

Pronunciation:  'nigurdlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  petty in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
 

NIGGARDLY is a 9 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: grudging, scrimy, stingy, ungenerous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Nig"gard*ly\, a.
    Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy;
    niggard.
    
          Where the owner of the house will be bountiful, it is
          not for the steward to be niggardly.     --Bp. Hall.
    
    Syn: Avarcious; covetous; parsimonious; sparing; miserly;
         penurios; sordid; stingy. See {Avaricious}.
    
    
  2. \Nig"gard*ly\, adv.
    In a niggard manner.
    
    
 
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