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stingyadjective

uk   us   /ˈstɪn.dʒi/ informal disapproving
stinginess
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Is it ​budgetcuts or ​government stinginess that is to ​blame for the .
(Definition of stingy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stingyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈstɪn·dʒi/
not ​generous, or ​unwilling to ​spendmoney: Some bankers are stingy in ​lending to ​smallbusinesses.
(Definition of stingy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stingy”
in Korean 인색한…
in Arabic بَخيل…
in Malaysian kedekut…
in French avare, chiche…
in Russian жадный, скаредный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小氣的,吝嗇的…
in Italian spilorcio…
in Turkish cimri, hasis, pinti…
in Polish skąpy…
in Spanish mezquino, tacaño, parco…
in Vietnamese keo kiệt, bủn xỉn…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 小气的,吝啬的…
in Indonesian kikir…
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