The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for miserly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miserly \Mi"ser*ly\ (m[imac]"z[~e]r*l[y^]), a. [From Miser.]
     Like a miser; very covetous; avaricious; stingy; sordid;
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Avaricious; niggardly; sordid; parsimonious; avaricious;
          penurious; covetous; stingy; mean. See Avaricious.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or
             indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he
             left a miserly tip" [syn: mean, mingy, miserly,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "miserly":
     Lenten, Spartan, a hog for, abject, abstemious, acquisitive,
     all-devouring, ascetic, austere, avaricious, avid, bottomless,
     cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted,
     coveting, covetous, devouring, dwarfed, dwarfish, esurient,
     exiguous, frugal, gluttonous, gobbling, grabby, grasping, greedy,
     hardfisted, hoggish, ignoble, illiberal, impoverished, infrequent,
     insatiable, insatiate, jejune, lean, limited, limitless, meager,
     mean, mercenary, mingy, money-hungry, money-mad, narrow, near,
     niggardly, omnivorous, overgreedy, paltry, parsimonious,
     penny-pinching, penurious, piddling, piggish, pinchfisted,
     pinching, poor, puny, quenchless, rapacious, rare, ravening,
     ravenous, save-all, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrawny,
     scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen, skimp,
     skimping, skimpy, slakeless, slender, slight, slim, small, sordid,
     spare, sparing, sparse, spotty, sprinkled, starvation, stingy,
     stinted, straitened, stunted, subsistence, swinish, thin, tight,
     tight-fisted, tightfisted, unappeasable, unappeased, ungenerous,
     unnourishing, unnutritious, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied,
     unslakeable, unslaked, venal, voracious, watered, watery

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229