One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his miserly great-uncle proved to be worth nearly a million’
mean, niggardly, parsimonious, close-fisted
penny-pinching, cheese-paring, grasping, greedy, avaricious, Scrooge-like, ungenerous, illiberal, close
ascetic, puritanical, masochistic
informal stingy, mingy, tight, tight-fisted, money-grubbing, money-grabbing
North American informal cheap
vulgar slang tight-arsed
2‘the prize for the winner of the women's championship will be a miserly £3,500’
meagre, inadequate, paltry, limited, insufficient, deficient, negligible, insubstantial, skimpy, miserable, lamentable, pitiful, puny, niggardly, beggarly
informal measly, stingy, lousy, pathetic, piddling
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