adjective, stin·gi·er, stin·gi·est.
- stinging nettle,
- stinging tree,
- stingless bee,
- stink ball,
- stink bomb,
- stink bug,
- stink eye
Origin of stingy1
Origin of stingy2
Examples from the Web for stingy
His post-election press conference was too long, too provocative, and too stingy in his phoned-in praise for the winners.
Tired of being a poster child for stingy salaries, Walmart snarkily takes a leading left-wing critic to task.Walmart Calls Out The Nation for Its Low-Wage Internship Program|Anna Batchelor|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
John Paul Getty, Jr. was a major philanthropist, to a slew of causes, and he was not stingy.
The returns revealed the Bidens to be stingy when it came to charity, giving an average of $369 a year for the last decade.
But he was a selfish, stingy man and would not give away or even sell his stores, for he would rather see the people starve.The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts|Abbie Farwell Brown
Mr. Perkins was a close manager but not stingy with his wife.A Little Girl in Old Boston|Amanda Millie Douglas
Labouise answered: "Possibly, but it is not for you; you're too stingy."Original Short Stories, Volume 3 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
Mrs. Lynde might be bossy; but there was always a box of cookies in her kitchen cupboard and she was not stingy.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
I know that I've been stingy and a miser; but in the end it pays you as well.Ditte: Girl Alive!|Martin Andersen Nexo