niggardise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From niggard +‎ -ise.

Noun[edit]

niggardise (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Niggardliness. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.8:
      “For he, whose daies in wilfull woe are worne, / The grace of his Creator doth despise, / That will not use his gifts for thanklesse nigardise.”