Niggardliness Nig"gard*li*ness (n[i^]g"g[~e]rd*l[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The quality or state of being niggard; meanness in giving or spending; parsimony; stinginess. [1913 Webster]

Niggardliness is not good husbandry. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • niggardliness — noun see niggardly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • niggardliness — See niggardly. * * * …   Universalium

  • niggardliness — noun The state of being niggardly …   Wiktionary

  • niggardliness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. thrift, frugality, stinginess; see greed …   English dictionary for students

  • niggardliness — nɪgÉ™(r)dlɪnɪs n. stinginess; cheapness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • niggardliness — n. Parsimony, stinginess, avarice, meanness, covetousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • niggardliness — n 1. parsimony, miserliness, penu riousness, meanness, churlishness, nearness; stinginess, tightness, tight fistedness, closefistedness, closeness, closehandedness, cheapness, Sl. chintziness. 2. scrimpiness, shabbiness, grudgingness, begrudg… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • niggardliness — nig·gard·li·ness …   English syllables

  • niggardliness — noun extreme stinginess • Syn: ↑meanness, ↑minginess, ↑niggardness, ↑parsimony, ↑parsimoniousness, ↑tightness, ↑tightfistedness, ↑closeness …   Useful english dictionary

  • niggardly — niggardliness, n. /nig euhrd lee/, adj. 1. reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly. 2. meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter. adv. 3. in the manner of a niggard. [1520 30; NIGGARD + LY] Syn. 1. penurious, miserly …   Universalium

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