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
Recent Examples of miserly from the Web
Staffers continue to be impressed by the Rover’s straight-ahead stability and willingness to draw itself toward the horizon, the diesel engine chugging along silently while being relatively miserly with fuel.
This is not O'Neill the tortured memoirist of A Long Day's Journey Into Night (1956)—Nat Miller isn't a miserly hack and Essie doesn't take morphine.
Both come equipped with the same miserly 16 PCIe lanes, limiting compatibility with many features of X299 motherboards.
Kasich said congressional Republicans should try getting health care through Medicaid or purchasing insurance with the miserly subsidies the GOP plan offers.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is hoping Aussies don't get too complacent about their miserly pay gains.
Donald Trump may be a miserly, corrupt bigot but his daughter his caring, charitable, dutiful.
Towson has been downright miserly against CAA competition.
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.
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