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Lost jobs mean no money for rent, at least with our miserly welfare system.

From Time

Old Ebenezer Balfour turns out to be miserly and widely hated, residing in a dilapidated, only half-built house.

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.

From Vox

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.

From Fortune

So being hypocritical and miserly are what Falwell is being roasted for.

From Ozy

Her father, though basically miserly, did not stint on household bills.

I decided not to be miserly for once and bought first-class tickets to be sure of a seat.

They also took advantage of the necessity of others, in miserly traffic in Beaver skins with the Savages.

A little breath of red crept into the withered cheeks of the miserly old man.

If a man be poor who wishes to have everything, then an ambitious and a miserly man languish in extreme poverty.

A very religious and very miserly man who hoarded for his son.

The unhappy fact was that this sudden acquisition of wealth had developed a really miserly disposition in the elder brother.

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On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to miserly, such as: tightfisted, abject, avaricious, beggarly, cheapskate, and churlish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.