hard-fisted

  • 1 Hard-fisted — Hard fist ed ( f[i^]st [e^]d), a. 1. Having hard or strong hands; as, a hard fisted laborer. [1913 Webster] 2. Close fisted; covetous; niggardly. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 hard-fisted — hard fistedness, hardfistedness, n. /hahrd fis tid/, adj. 1. stingy; miserly; closefisted. 2. tough minded; ruthless: hard fisted revolutionists. 3. having hard or strong hands, as a laborer. Also, hardfisted. [1650 60] * * * …

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  • 3 hard-fisted — hard fistedness, hardfistedness, n. /hahrd fis tid/, adj. 1. stingy; miserly; closefisted. 2. tough minded; ruthless: hard fisted revolutionists. 3. having hard or strong hands, as a laborer. Also …

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  • 4 hard-fisted — {adj.} 1. Able to do hard physical labor; strong. * /Jack s uncle was a hard fisted truck driver with muscles of steel./ 2. Not gentle or easy going; tough; stern. * /The new teacher was a hard fisted woman who would allow no nonsense./ 3. Stingy …

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  • 5 hard-fisted — {adj.} 1. Able to do hard physical labor; strong. * /Jack s uncle was a hard fisted truck driver with muscles of steel./ 2. Not gentle or easy going; tough; stern. * /The new teacher was a hard fisted woman who would allow no nonsense./ 3. Stingy …

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  • 6 hard-fisted — adj 1. Able to do hard physical labor; strong. Jack s uncle was a hard fisted truck driver with muscles of steel. 2. Not gentle or easy going; tough; stern. The new teacher was a hard fisted woman who would allow no nonsense. 3. Stingy or mean;… …

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  • 7 hard-fisted — hard′fist′ed, adj. stingy; miserly; closefisted …

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  • 8 hard-fisted — a. 1. Avaricious, covetous, niggardly, sordid, stingy, mercenary, mean, closefisted, illberal, ungenerous. 2. Stout fisted, hard handed, horny handed …

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  • 9 hard-fisted — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. selfish, miserly, niggardly, tight fisted; see stingy . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money: cheap, close, close fisted, costive, mean2, miserly, niggard, niggardly,… …

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  • 10 hard-fisted — /ˈhad fɪstəd/ (say hahd fistuhd) adjective 1. niggardly; stingy. 2. having hard or strong hands, as a labourer …

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  • 11 hard-handed — a. 1. Hard fisted, horny handed, stout handed. 2. Severe, rigorous, high handed, oppressive …

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  • 12 hard — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. firm, rigid (see hardness); unsympathetic, unloving, unfriendly, callous; strenuous, difficult, puzzling; severe, serious, short, intensive. See insensibility. Ant., soft. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …

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  • 13 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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  • 14 Two-Fisted Tales — Supercbbox| title=Two Fisted Tales caption=Cover illustration by Harvey Kurtzman schedule=Bi monthly format=Anthology publisher=EC Comics date=November/December 1950 February 1955 issues=24 main char team= writers= artists= pencillers= inkers=… …

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  • 15 two-fisted — adjective Date: 1774 marked by vigorous often virile energy ; hard hitting < two fisted journalism > …

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  • 16 two-fisted — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal Indulging in drink to an excessive degree: hard, heavy. See EXCESS …

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  • 17 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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  • 18 Parsimony — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Parsimony >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 parsimony parsimony parcity| Sgm: N 1 parsimoniousness parsimoniousness stinginess &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 stint stint Sgm: N 1 illiberality illiberality avarice …

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  • 19 mean — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I adj. humble; ignoble; in significant; stingy, miserly; sor did, niggardly. See parsimony, servility, badness. II Midway Nouns mean, medium; average, normal, rule, balance; mediocrity, generality;… …

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  • 20 tight — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. close, compact, hermetic, impervious; snug, close fitting; hemmed in; strict, stringent; scarce, in short supply; informal, stingy, parsimonious; slang, intoxicated, inebriated, loaded. See closure …

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