Definition of stingy in English:

stingy

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɪn(d)ʒi
 
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adjective (stingier, stingiest)

informal

Derivatives

stingily

adverb
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  • Public schools are bad, wages are low, strikes and illegal land seizures are increasing, unemployment and crime are high, jails are horribly overcrowded, and electrical power (think air conditioning) is stingily rationed.
  • A thick Sicilian-style crust is drizzled stingily with tomato sauce and lightly sprinkled with cheese - it may very well represent the legal minimum that one can put on bread and still advertise it as pizza.
  • The young student explains to his friend how stingily the old woman conducts her business, how she beats her sister, and how the old woman decides to leave all her money to a monastery.

stinginess

noun
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  • But in other areas, she would seem to be thrifty to the point of stinginess.
  • If ever an event deserved to be supported this one does, and my hope is that Queally's pub will be packed to the rafters in a show of appreciation of the parents who simply refused to be beaten by the stinginess of the Department of Education.
  • Thus he contemplates both Shakespeare's stinginess and his peculiar kind of generosity, an imaginative one that transformed a dying wastrel into the immortal Falstaff.

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps a dialect variant of the noun sting + -y1.

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