Definition of miserly in English:

miserly

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪzəli
 
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adjective

1Of or characteristic of a miser: his miserly great-uncle proved to be worth nearly £1 million
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
informal measly, stingy, lousy, pathetic, piddling
rare exiguous

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