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synonyms for miserly

  • tightfisted
  • abject
  • avaricious
  • beggarly
  • cheapskate
  • churlish
  • close
  • close-fisted
  • covetous
  • grasping
  • ignoble
  • illiberal
  • mean
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penurious
  • skinflint
  • sordid
  • ungenerous
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antonyms for miserly

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  • generous
  • giving
  • liberal
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How to use miserly in a sentence

Lost jobs mean no money for rent, at least with our miserly welfare system.
AMERICA COULD SOON FACE A WAVE OF SINGLE MOMS BEING EVICTED. A SIMPLE SOLUTION EXISTS THAT COULD HELP THEMLAUREN SANDLERMAY 28, 2021TIME
Old Ebenezer Balfour turns out to be miserly and widely hated, residing in a dilapidated, only half-built house.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S ‘KIDNAPPED’ IS NOT JUST AN ADVENTURE TALE, IT’S A TIMELY NOVEL ABOUT POLITICS AND DISSENTMICHAEL DIRDAJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’s beloved novella about a miserly old man and the three ghosts who visit to teach him about the spirit of Christmas, is one of my favorite stories ever written.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, EXPLAINED BY A 5-YEAR-OLDEMILY VANDERWERFFDECEMBER 24, 2020VOX
With the passage of Prop 22, the companies have now legislated into existence another miserly version of a portable safety net, along with a face-saving attempt at a minimum wage.
THE BROKEN BUSINESS MODEL OF UBER AND LYFT IS TAKING A HEAVY TOLL ON SOCIETYMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 19, 2020FORTUNE
So being hypocritical and miserly are what Falwell is being roasted for.
WHO AMONG US HAS NOT SEDUCED THE POOL BOY?EUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 30, 2020OZY
They also took advantage of the necessity of others, in miserly traffic in Beaver skins with the Savages.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
A little breath of red crept into the withered cheeks of the miserly old man.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
If a man be poor who wishes to have everything, then an ambitious and a miserly man languish in extreme poverty.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
A very religious and very miserly man who hoarded for his son.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The unhappy fact was that this sudden acquisition of wealth had developed a really miserly disposition in the elder brother.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
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