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miserly

[ mahy-zer-lee ]
/ ˈmaɪ zər li /
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adjective

of, like, or befitting a miser; penurious; stingy.

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Origin of miserly

First recorded in 1585–95; miser + -ly
See stingy1.
mi·ser·li·ness, nounun·mi·ser·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for miserly

miserly
/ (ˈmaɪzəlɪ) /

adjective

of or resembling a miser; avaricious
miserliness, noun
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