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chintzy

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adjective \ˈchin(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of chintzy

  • : not showing good taste : not tasteful or stylish

  • : poorly or cheaply done or made : of low quality

  • : not willing to spend money or give anything away : stingy or cheap

Full Definition of chintzy

chintz·i·erchintz·i·est

  1. 1 :  decorated with or as if with chintz

  2. 2 a :  gaudy, cheap <chintzy toys> b :  stingy

chintz·i·ness noun

Examples of chintzy

  1. The boss is chintzy about raises.

  2. <for the party I want chintzy plates that we can throw away afterward>



1851

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1851


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