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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Unwilling to part with money.

Usage examples (8)
  • Like a majority, perhaps, of the really open-handed he shared one trait with the closefisted and even with the very mean rich.
  • Was the spell for preserving the venom so difficult to bring about, or were the God-Men merely being closefisted with their magic as was their custom?
  • Colby was a humorless, efficient, closefisted man, Luke found, far more eager to bring money into the estate — and it was extremely prosperous — than to spend.
  • While the written record is somewhat closefisted with specific evidence of women's involvement in larger-scale collective actions, it is more generous in relation to... for more
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