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Meaning of NIGGARDLY

Pronunciation:  'nigurdlee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  1. \Nig"gard*ly\, a.
    Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy;
          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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