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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

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

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

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

Husbands, recognize your wife's intelligence and her ability to counsel with you as a real partner regarding family plans, family activities, and family budgeting. Don't be stingy with your time or with your means. Give her the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially as well as spiritually.
Ezra Taft Benson

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
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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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