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English definition of “miserly”

miserly

adjective uk   /ˈmaɪ.zəl.i/ us    /-zɚ.li/ disapproving

miserly adjective (PERSON)

like or typical of a miser: a miserly personMean with money

miserly adjective (AMOUNT)

describes an amount that is extremely small: a miserly 75p a week rise in the state pensionSmall amounts of moneyLarge amounts of money
miserliness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Mean with money
(Definition of miserly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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