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stingy

adjective uk   us   /ˈstɪn.dʒi/ informal disapproving
unwilling to spend money: He's really stingy and never buys the drinks when we go out. The owners are so stingy - they've refused to pay for new carpets.
stinginess
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
He blames government stinginess for the lack of money available to spend on new books in schools.
Translations of “stingy”
in Arabic بَخيل…
in Korean 인색한…
in Malaysian kedekut…
in French avare, chiche…
in Turkish cimri, hasis, pinti…
in Italian spilorcio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小氣的,吝嗇的…
in Russian жадный, скаредный…
in Polish skąpy…
in Vietnamese keo kiệt, bủn xỉn…
in Spanish mezquino, tacaño, parco…
in Portuguese miserável, mesquinho, pão-duro…
in Thai ขี้เหนียว…
in German knickerig…
in Catalan garrepa…
in Japanese けちな, しみったれた…
in Indonesian kikir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小气的,吝啬的…
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