Definition of miserly
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; especially : marked by grasping meanness and penuriousness The team's miserly owner refused to buy new equipment.
Examples of miserly in a Sentence
He was given a miserly raise.
my brother, who is notoriously miserly, surprised us when he offered to pick up the tab
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This burst of exuberance sent the major markets to record highs on Monday, as investors continued to pull out of government bond funds whose yields are miserly.
But even more significant than the causes of those miserly years at Wrigley Field was the effect.
The late-October day was peeled and cool; the light was miserly by six, the last remnants clawed in weak scratches across the sky.
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