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English definition of “stingy”

stingy

adjective uk   /ˈstɪn.dʒi/ informal disapproving us  
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   /-nəs/ us  
He blames government stinginess for the lack of money available to spend on new books in schools.
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