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miserly

adjective mi·ser·ly \ˈmī-zər-lē\

: hating to spend money

: very small or too small amount

Full Definition of MISERLY

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; especially :  marked by grasping meanness and penuriousness
mi·ser·li·ness noun

Examples of MISERLY

  1. He was given a miserly raise.
  2. <my brother, who is notoriously miserly, surprised us when he offered to pick up the tab>

First Known Use of MISERLY

1593

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