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4 definitions found
 for niggardly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Niggardly \Nig"gard*ly\, adv.
     In a niggard manner.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Niggardly \Nig"gard*ly\ (n[i^]g"g[~e]rd*l[y^]), a.
     Meanly covetous or avaricious in dealing with others; stingy;
     niggard.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Where the owner of the house will be bountiful, it is
           not for the steward to be niggardly.     --Bp. Hall.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; sparing; miserly;
          penurious; sordid; stingy. See Avaricious.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  niggardly
      adj 1: petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly
             tip" [syn: grudging, niggardly, scrimy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "niggardly":
     Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, bountiful,
     cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, closefistedly,
     dwarfed, dwarfish, exiguous, frugal, grudging, illiberal,
     illiberally, impoverished, infrequent, jejune, lean, limited,
     little, meager, mean, meanly, mingy, miserly, narrow, niggard,
     paltry, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, piddling,
     pinchpenny, poor, puny, rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered,
     scrawny, scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen,
     shabbily, shabby, skimp, skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim,
     small, sordid, sordidly, spare, sparing, sparse, spotty, sprinkled,
     starvation, stingily, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted,
     subsistence, thin, tight, tightfisted, tightfistedly, unchivalrous,
     ungenerous, ungenerously, unnourishing, unnutritious, watered,
     watery
  
  

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