Examples of stingy in a Sentence
The company was too stingy to raise salaries.
until his redemption, Ebenezer Scrooge is the classic example of a very stingy, heartless miser
Recent Examples of stingy from the Web
It was seen as a stingy policy, and the party has now scrapped the idea.
A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that only 10 percent of Republicans want Congress to reform Obamacare into a stingier program — which is precisely what Mitch McConnell aims to do.
Yet the House bill, with its stingy benefits and destruction of the ACA exchanges, makes no provision for this.
Stingier reimbursements might discourage health care providers from accepting Medicaid patients at all.
In addition to anchoring the stingiest defense in the National Women's Soccer League, Short has emerged as a potential future star for the national team.
Screenwriter Aubrey Nealon is masterfully stingy with the script, carefully doling out information about Cardinal and other characters in very small but tantalizing doses.
On the strength of stingy starts by CC Sabathia and Pineda, the Yankees outscored Boston 17-1 in the final two games and increased their AL East lead to three games over the second-place Red Sox.
Credit Rinne for coming through with a stingy performance and helping the Predators improve to 8-1 at home this postseason.
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Origin and Etymology of stingy
perhaps from English dialect *stinge, noun, sting; akin to Old English stingan to sting
First Known Use: 1659See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of stingy
STINGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stingy for English Language Learners
: not liking or wanting to give or spend money : not generous
: small in size or amount
STINGY Defined for Kids
Definition of stingy for Students
1 : not generous
2 : very small in amount a stingy portion
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