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miserly

Saltos de línea: miser¦ly
Pronunciación: /ˈmʌɪzəli
 
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Definición de miserly en inglés:

adjetivo

1Of or characteristic of a miser: his miserly great-uncle proved to be worth nearly £1 million
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He gave a seamless performance of the miserly Dickens character.
  • When you feel that everyone at the office has noticed your miserly and cheap behavior, start to make them feel guilty about their own extravagances.
  • Old men, conscious that they are about to leave the good things of the world, are grasping and miserly.
Sinónimos
informal stingy, mingy, tight, tight-fisted, money-grubbing, money-grabbing
North American informal cheap
vulgar slang tight-arsed
archaic near
1.1(Of a quantity) pitiably small or inadequate: the prize for the winner will be a miserly £3,500
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Its revenues soared an average of 36% through the 1990s, but now it's heading into miserly single-digit growth.
  • However, to many it seemed to raise productivity growth by a miserly one percent per year.
  • The current amount of $12,000 is a miserly and paltry amount that I strongly believe should be much higher.
Sinónimos
meagre, inadequate, paltry, limited, insufficient, deficient, negligible, insubstantial, skimpy, miserable, lamentable, pitiful, puny, niggardly, beggarly
informal measly, stingy, lousy, pathetic, piddling
rare exiguous

Words that rhyme with miserly

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