[ nig-erd-lee ]
/ ˈnɪg ərd li /
reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly.
meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter.
in a stingy, miserly, or tight-fisted manner.
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SYNONYMS FOR niggardly
usage note for niggardly
OTHER WORDS FROM niggardlynig·gard·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for niggardly
/ (ˈnɪɡədlɪ) /
stingy or ungenerous
meagrea niggardly salary
Derived forms of niggardlyniggardliness, noun
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