close-fisted

  • 1 close-fisted — ► close fisted unwilling to spend money; mean. Main Entry: ↑close …

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  • 2 close-fisted — index penurious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 close-fisted — close fistˈed or close handˈed adjective Penurious, covetous • • • Main Entry: ↑close …

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  • 4 close-fisted — close fist·ed (klōsʹfĭsʹtĭd) adj. Tightfisted; stingy. * * * …

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  • 5 close-fisted — close fist|ed [ ,klous fıstəd ] adjective INFORMAL not willing to spend your money or give any to anyone: STINGY …

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  • 6 close-fisted — close fist·ed || ‚kləʊs‚fɪstɪd overly economical, miserly, stingy …

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  • 7 close-fisted — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money: cheap, close, costive, hard fisted, mean2, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny pinching, penurious, petty, pinching, stingy, tight, tightfisted. See… …

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  • 8 close-fisted — adjective unwilling to spend money; tight fisted …

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  • 9 close-fisted — a. Penurious, parsimonious, stingy, miserly, niggardly, mean, close, close handed, curmudgeonly, churlish, illiberal, ungenerous …

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  • 10 close-fisted — unwilling to spend money; mean. → close …

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  • 11 close-fisted — /ˈkloʊs fɪstəd/ (say klohs fistuhd) adjective stingy; miserly …

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  • 12 close — Ⅰ. close [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) only a short distance away or apart in space or time. 2) (of a connection or resemblance) strong. 3) denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family. 4) (of a relationship or the people conducting it) very… …

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  • 13 close — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. compact, dense, firm; stifling, oppressive, muggy, stale, stuffy; stingy, tight fisted, niggardly; taut; confining, constrictive; near, intimate; secretive, reticent, reserved; approximate. See… …

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  • 14 close — 1. adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by to) situated at only a short distance or interval. 2 a having a strong or immediate relation or connection (close friend; close relative). b in intimate friendship or association (were very close). c… …

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  • 15 close — close1 [kləʊs] adjective 1》 only a short distance away or apart in space or time.     ↘dense: close print.     ↘(close to) very near to (being or doing something). 2》 denoting someone who is part of a person s immediate family, typically a parent …

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  • 16 close —    1. stingy    A shortened form of close fisted, whence also near1.    2. having an extramarital sexual relationship with    From the requisite proximity:     Mr and Mrs a widow... have been close for two years. (Daily Telegraph, 28 March 1994… …

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  • 17 close — I. v. a. 1. Shut, shut up. 2. Stop, obstruct, choke, stop up, clog. 3. Conclude, finish, terminate, end, cease, complete, bring to a period. II. v. n. 1. Unite, coalesce, come together, be brought together. 2. Terminate, end, be concluded, cease …

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  • 18 close-handed — a. See close fisted …

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  • 19 close — [adj1] near, nearby abutting, across the street, adjacent, adjoining, approaching, around the corner, at hand, contiguous, convenient, give or take a little*, handy, hard by, immediate, imminent, impending, in spitting distance*, in the ball… …

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  • 20 close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… …

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