- of, like, or befitting a miser; penurious; stingy; niggardly.
Origin of miserly
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Antonyms for miserly
Related Words for miserlytightfisted, abject, avaricious, beggarly, churlish, close, covetous, grasping, ignoble, illiberal, mean, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, skinflint, sordid, ungenerous, cheapskate, close-fisted
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Contemporary Examples of miserly
I decided not to be miserly for once and bought first-class tickets to be sure of a seat.‘Stupid Enough to Pay’: Tim Parks’s Italian Rail Adventures
June 23, 2013
Historical Examples of miserly
It'll cost him more than he'll ever get from my miserly uncle to repair it.Brave and Bold
I admired her charms, and I was delighted to see that she was not miserly in their display.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Ruth remembered what Roberto had said about his miserly grandmother.
Ruth Fielding was an orphan and came to live with her miserly uncle.
He was so careful, so—so miserly in some ways, so wildly extravagant in others.Good Old Anna
Marie Belloc Lowndes
- of or resembling a miser; avaricious