Synonyms of stingy


1. stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous, beggarly, mean, cheap, chinchy, chintzy, cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny, closefisted, hardfisted, tightfisted, grudging, niggardly, scrimy, mean, mingy, miserly, tight, parsimonious, penurious, selfish, uncharitable, ungenerous#1, meanspirited

usage: unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

2. meager (vs. ample), meagre, meagerly, stingy, scrimpy, bare(prenominal), scanty, spare, exiguous, hand-to-mouth(prenominal), hardscrabble, measly, miserable, paltry, insufficient#1, deficient, minimal#1, minimum, scarce

usage: deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"

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Definition and meaning of stingy (Dictionary)