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===Adverb===
 
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Revision as of 22:04, 29 June 2009

English

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Etymology

From niggard + -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(No language code specified.): /ˈnɪɡədli/

Adjective

niggardly ‎(comparative more niggardly, superlative most niggardly)

  1. Withholding for the sake of meanness; stingy, miserly.

Synonyms

Translations

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Adverb

niggardly ‎(comparative more niggardly, superlative most niggardly)

  1. Lua error in Module:parameters at line 176: The parameter "lang" is required. In a parsimonious way; sparingly, stingily.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York 2001, p. 105:
      because many families are compelled to live niggardly, exhaust and undone by great dowers, none shall be given at all, or very little [...].

Usage notes

Some people have found this term offensive, because it looks or sounds like the term “nigger”. The two words are unrelated. See also Wikipedia:Niggardly.