AskDefine | Define stingy

Dictionary Definition

stingy adj
1 not generous; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds" [syn: ungenerous] [ant: generous]
2 selfishly unwilling to share with others [syn: ungenerous] [also: stingiest, stingier]

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Etymology 1

See sting.


  • IPA: /ˈstɪŋɪ/


  1. Stinging; able to sting.
Related terms
able to sting
  • Finnish: pistävä
  • German: stechend
  • Japanese: 刺しそうな

Etymology 2


  • IPA: /ˈstɪn(d)ʒɪ/


  1. Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
Derived terms
covetous, meanly avaricious

Extensive Definition

Stingy may refer to one of the following:

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