adjective, stin·gi·er, stin·gi·est.
Origin of stingy1
Synonyms for stingy
Antonyms for stingy
Examples from the Web for stingily
Historical Examples of stingily
His very sleep was stingily meted out to him: "Too much sleep stupefies a fellow!"
In this situation of seeming failure I began to think that farming of all occupations rewarded its devotees most stingily.Some Pioneers and Pilgrims on the Prairies of Dakota
John B. Reese
"The king lived there alone and stingily," says the historian Michelet.
I cannot believe that this beautiful poet soul was so stingily endowed by Nature, and had but one spring-time.The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine
Then, what charges they make for the abominable lunches they serve out so stingily!Redburn. His First Voyage
adjective -gier or -giest
Word Origin for stingy
adjective stingier or stingiest
noun plural stingies
"niggardly, penurious, tight-fisted," 1650s, possibly a dialectal alteration of earlier stingy "biting, sharp, stinging" (1610s), from sting (v.). Back-formation stinge "a stingy person" is recorded from 1914.