miserly

[ mahy-zer-lee ]
/ ˈmaɪ zər li /

adjective

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

Origin of miserly

First recorded in 1585–95; miser + -ly
Related formsmi·ser·li·ness, nounun·mi·ser·ly, adjective

Synonym study

See stingy1.
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miserly

/ (ˈmaɪzəlɪ) /

adjective

of or resembling a miser; avaricious
Derived Formsmiserliness, noun
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