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miserly

mahy zer lee

  • s  (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    he left a miserly tip

  • 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.
  • The elder Gulbenkian, as miserly as his son was profligate, employed Nubar for a time without salary.
  • Gratuity can be a tricky business: what's just right in one country can be miserly--or extravagant--in another.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 29, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • 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 ...
    June 28, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
Quotes

  • Bob Brown in Ninemsn
    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."
  • Fidel Castro in San Jose Mercury News
    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."
  • Chris Koster in News-Leader.com
    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."

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