adjective, stin·gi·er, stin·gi·est.
- stinging nettle,
- stinging tree,
- stingless bee,
- stink ball,
- stink bomb,
- stink bug,
- stink eye
Origin of stingy1
Examples from the Web for stinginess
Players can use the “Jewish stinginess” card to force competitors to hand over resources.
Republican stinginess—relative stinginess, as all the proposals will cost massive amounts—could yield political dividends.
But no matter—the thief was clear off; and the only comfort he got from his neighbors, was being rated for his stinginess.
The amazing virility of his shoulders contrasted with the stinginess of his smile.Rainy Week|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Frugality and industry are virtues everywhere, but avarice and stinginess are not frugality.
Such generosity speaks of a parsimonious temper and habit more forcibly than positive acts of stinginess would.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Perhaps it is the devil perched on your croup, and your own stinginess!After the Divorce|Grazia Deledda
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.