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
Credit Rinne for coming through with a stingy performance and helping the Predators improve to 8-1 at home this postseason.
But Kulak (9-1) quickly settled in by limiting the damage to just the two runs, one earned, and got stingier as the game wore on.
Rinne went into the final with the stingiest numbers in net this postseason and a favorite to win the Conn Smythe trophy as postseason MVP.
His goal was just the 10th allowed in 14 games by the league's stingiest defense.
The Predators have been by far the best defensive team, posting a stingy 1.81 goals against average, while the Penguins rank fifth, at 2.32.
No playable sources found Loading 00:00 / 07:52 JR YEAR 48 Play Evangel has an elite defense and Baskerville quarterbacks the stingy unit.
A goal like Newfield’s — her first professional one, coming in her fourth start of the year — is just the right kind of goal to inspire a team that’s only managed to stay afloat in the standings because of a stingy defense.
Although United Artists has been stingy in providing listings to Sidewalk and CitySearch directly, the chain hasn’t objected to plans for Sidewalk San Francisco to post UA information obtained elsewhere.
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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: 1659
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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