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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Unwilling to spend money.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Unwilling to spend money. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Having a prick, or sharp point; Also: A weed that causes pricks or pain.

Usage examples (37)
  • He is so stingy, he would not give a dollar to his own mother.
  • She practices economy without being stingy
  • The correct spelling of the word for stingy is tacaño.
  • A man cannot bear to be called stingy or disobliging. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''stingy" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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