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Meaning of STINGY

Pronunciation:  'stingee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not generous; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
  2. [adj]  selfishly unwilling to share with others

STINGY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: beggarly, cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, grudging, hardfisted, meager, mean, mingy, miserly, near, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, scrimpy, scrimy, tight, tightfisted, ungenerous
 Antonyms: generous
 See Also: meanspirited, selfish, uncharitable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sting"y\, a.
    Stinging; able to sting.
  2. \Stin"gy\, a. [Compar. {Stingier}; superl. {Stingiest}.]
    [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging;
    hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious;
    or cf. E. skinch.]
    Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly;
    miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
          A stingy, narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of
          choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it
          began to be rotten.                      --L'estrange.