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misernoun [C]

uk   /ˈmaɪ.zər/  us   /-zɚ/ disapproving
(Definition of miser from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misernoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑɪ·zər/
someone who has a ​greatdesire to ​possessmoney and ​hates to ​spend it, sometimes ​living like a ​poorperson because of this: On ​environmentalspending, the ​president is a miser.
miserly
adjective  us   /ˈmɑɪ·zər·li/
My ​father was ​pretty miserly.
(Definition of miser from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “miser”
in Spanish avaro…
in Vietnamese người keo kiệt…
in Malaysian bakhil…
in Thai คนตระหนี่…
in French avare…
in German der Geizhals…
in Chinese (Simplified) 守财奴,财迷, 吝啬鬼,小气鬼…
in Indonesian orang kikir…
in Chinese (Traditional) 守財奴,財迷, 吝嗇鬼,小氣鬼…
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