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Definition of Stingy


  1. Stinging; able to sting.
  2. Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.

Stingy Quotations

Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.
Saint Ignatius

I just think it's silly to be stingy with compliments. If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know?
Jill Scott

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
John Wanamaker

The United States is not stingy. We are the greatest contributor to international relief efforts in the world.
Colin Powell

A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?
Harvey Fierstein
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Stingy Translations

stingy in Danish is gerrig
stingy in Dutch is pinnig, hebzuchtig, gierig, inhalig
stingy in Finnish is saita
stingy in French is avare
stingy in German is geizen, geizig
stingy in Italian is avareggiare
stingy in Latin is tenax
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