"Stingy" is an adjective that describes a person who tries to hold onto his or her money as much as possible. A stingy person is not very good at sharing.

  • Some rich people are very stingy. Perhaps that’s how they became rich.
  • George is a very stingy man. He never gives to charities or other organizations that help the poor.
  • You shouldn’t be so stingy with your money. Remember what they say: You can’t take it with you. (When you die, you can’t take your money into the grave.)
  • Don’t be stingy with your time. (You can use "stingy" with things other than money.)

stingy person

The owner of the company is very stingy with his money.

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First published on August 1, 2014.