: of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; especially : marked by grasping meanness and penuriousness
— mi·ser·li·ness noun
Examples of MISERLY
- He was given a miserly raise.
- <my brother, who is notoriously miserly, surprised us when he offered to pick up the tab>
First Known Use of MISERLY
Related to MISERLY
- cheap, chintzy, close, closefisted, mean, mingy, stingy, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, pinching, pinchpenny, spare, sparing, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous
- bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting
See Synonym Discussion at stingy
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