stingy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

sting +‎ -y

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stingy (comparative stingier, superlative stingiest)

  1. Stinging; able to sting.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain, possibly from stinge, a dialectal variation of sting (verb).

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Adjective[edit]

stingy (comparative stingier, superlative stingiest)

  1. Unwilling to spend, give, or share; ungenerous; extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
  2. Small, scant, meager, insufficient
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