niggardly


nig·gard·ly

adjective \-lē\

: hating to spend money

: very small in amount

Full Definition of NIGGARDLY

1
:  grudgingly mean about spending or granting :  begrudging
2
:  provided in meanly limited supply
nig·gard·li·ness noun
niggardly adverb

Examples of NIGGARDLY

  1. <she's a niggardly woman, so don't expect a handout from her>
  2. <niggardly portions of meat for dinner>

First Known Use of NIGGARDLY

1571

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