adjective Date: 1844 reluctant to part with money • tightfistedness noun

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  • tightfisted — [tīt′fis΄tid] adj. stingy; closefisted * * * tight·fist·ed (tītʹfĭsʹtĭd) adj. Close fisted; stingy.   tightʹfistʹed·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • tightfisted — index illiberal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tightfisted — *stingy, close, closefisted, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, miserly, cheeseparing, penny pinching Analogous words: *mean, ignoble, sordid, abject 3 tipsy, intoxicated, *drunk, drunken, inebriated …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tightfisted — [adj] cheap chintzy*, closefisted, economical, frugal, greedy, mean, mingy, miserly, money conscious, parsimonious, penny pinching, pennywise*, penurious, pinchpenny*, saving, scrimping, stingy, thrifty, tight*, tightwad*, ungenerous; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • tightfisted — [tīt′fis΄tid] adj. stingy; closefisted …   English World dictionary

  • tightfisted — adjective alternative spelling of tight fisted …   Wiktionary

  • tightfisted — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. thrifty, niggardly, frugal, penny pinching; see stingy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. cheap, stingy, miserly, sparing, frugal, *penny pinching, penurious, parsimonious, niggardly, greedy. ANT.: generous, charitable …   English dictionary for students

  • tightfisted — adj. miserly, stingy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tightfisted — adjective unwilling to part with money • Syn: ↑closefisted, ↑hardfisted • Similar to: ↑stingy, ↑ungenerous • Derivationally related forms: ↑tightfistedness …   Useful english dictionary

  • stingy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. penurious, miserly, niggardly, near, tight, close; scanty, meager. See parsimony. Ant., generous. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. parsimonious, niggardly, miserly, penurious, close, closefisted, sordid …   English dictionary for students

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