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Meaning & Definition of Stingy in English

English

Stingy

/stɪnʤi/

adjective

1. Unwilling to spend

  • "She practices economy without being stingy"
  • "An ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
    synonym:
  • stingy
  • ,
  • ungenerous

2. Deficient in amount or quality or extent

  • "Meager resources"
  • "Meager fare"
    synonym:
  • meager
  • ,
  • meagre
  • ,
  • meagerly
  • ,
  • stingy
  • ,
  • scrimpy

Examples of using

Tom is very stingy.
Shylock is greedy, and what is worse, very stingy.