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adjective /ˈstindʒi/ ( comparative stingier, superlative stingiest)
mean or ungenerous
mezquino, tacaño, parco, escaso
My father’s very stingy with his money stingy portions of food.
stingily adverb
They stingily served only tiny portions of cake.
stinginess noun
Translations of “stingy”
in Korean 인색한…
in Arabic بَخيل…
in French avare, chiche…
in Italian spilorcio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小氣的,吝嗇的…
in Russian жадный, скаредный…
in Turkish cimri, hasis, pinti…
in Polish skąpy…
in Portuguese miserável, mesquinho, pão-duro…
in German knickerig…
in Catalan garrepa…
in Japanese けちな, しみったれた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小气的,吝啬的…
(Definition of stingy from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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