Definition of niggardly
- … management was being niggardly with raises.
- —Dana Canedy
- … niggardly funding of planetary science.
- —Richard Wolkomir
she's a niggardly woman, so don't expect a handout from her
niggardly portions of meat for dinner
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: hating to spend money
: very small in amount
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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