miserly miserly  /ˈmaɪ zər li/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

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Usage(s):

  1. The state had just lost its bid for a $500 million Airbus plant; Sanford was widely accused of making a miserly effort to lure the aerospace giant.
  2. The elder Gulbenkian, as miserly as his son was profligate, employed Nubar for a time without salary.
  3. Gratuity can be a tricky business: what's just right in one country can be miserly--or extravagant--in another.

News

  1. Opinions mixed on whether Marlins should move Giancarlo Stanton

    Major League Baseball's trade deadline is still more than a month away, but already the rumor mill has begun to hum. No player has generated as much early noise as Miami Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The 30-year-old Nolasco is certain to be dealt, for a number of reasons, among them that he is a proven middle-of-the-rotation starter, he is by far the highest-paid player on an infamously miserly ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Ben Reiter: Should Marlins trade Giancarlo Stanton? Rival execs weigh in

    Major League Baseball's trade deadline is still more than a month away, but already the rumor mill has begun to hum. No player has generated as much early noise as Miami Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The 30-year-old Nolasco is certain to be dealt, for a number of reasons, among them that he is a proven middle-of-the-rotation starter, he is by far the highest-paid player on an infamously miserly ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "That's not enough," Senator Brown told reporters in Perth. "It's a miserly fob off for the need for pensioners to get a reasonable rise so they can face the soaring costs for food, for rentals, for transport and for health."
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Bob Brown Source: Ninemsn

  2. "I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger," Castro told his countrymen. "I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest."
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Fidel Castro Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "There is no other state in the country that is as miserly as Missouri," Koster told a Senate panel last week. "This is how conservatives add credibility to our insistence that these people go out and work at Sheraton, at McDonald's."
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Chris Koster Source: News-Leader.com

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