1Excessive desire to save money; extreme meanness: the party earned a damaging reputation for miserliness by cutting pensions
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- Miserliness and wastefulness are equally deplored in Buddhism as two degenerate extremes.
- As a planet, we need to re-valuate the consumerist view that "more is better," and how that view creates miserliness, jealousy, and inequality.
- Like Gertrude, whose behaviour provides too insubstantial a cause for Hamlet's disgust, Cherie's impecunious mother makes an inadequate pretext for her affluent daughter's lifelong miserliness and greed.
asceticism, puritanism, masochism
informal stinginess, minginess, tightness, tight-fistedness
North American cheapness
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