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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relating to one who stores riches selfishly.

Usage examples (30)
  • The mayor had a reputation for being miserly with the city's money.
  • No one uses the word “niggardly” in politics any more, no matter what degree of stinginess or miserly is intended.
  • The miserly is the miserable man, who hoards money from a love of it.
  • The type spelled out words commonly regarded as good or bad, such as "miserly" or "dishonest." for more
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  • The lives of the "miserly" (relating to one who hoards his wealth) often end in "misery" (extreme unhappiness).
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