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stingy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstingystin‧gy /ˈstɪndʒi/ adjective  1 informalGENEROUS# not generous, especially with money syn mean She’s too stingy to give money to charity.2 ENOUGHa stingy amount of something, especially food, is too small a stingy portion of vegetablesstingily adverbstinginess noun [uncountable]
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stingyThey confuse popularity with wealth, and you are labelled as stingy.They are rich, but they are terribly stingy.Another accuses his dad of being a bit stingy.Don't be so stingy! It's your turn to buy me a drink.I was given a stingy portion of vegetables with rice.Perhaps it should be noted that many persons will think that three ounces of cooked lean meat make a stingy portion.They were too stingy to eat and too cheap to shit.It's no use asking him - he's too stingy to give money to charity.I don't know why they were so stingy with the drinks -- they have plenty of money.Residents here have a history of being stingy with their tax dollars.He became stingy with words, and sombre.
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