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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