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  • as inScotch
  • as ineconomical
  • as infrugal

synonyms for penny-wise

  • close
  • mean
  • penny-pinching
  • saving
  • spare
  • sparing
  • avaricious
  • canny
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • closefisted
  • cost-effective
  • curmudgeonly
  • efficient
  • frugal
  • meager
  • methodical
  • miserly
  • money-saving
  • niggardly
  • on the rims
  • parsimonious
  • penurious
  • practical
  • provident
  • prudent
  • prudential
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • time-saving
  • unwasteful
  • watchful
  • work-saving
  • efficient
  • cost-effective
  • prudent
  • practical
  • avaricious
  • canny
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • close
  • closefisted
  • frugal
  • meager
  • mean
  • methodical
  • miserly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penurious
  • provident
  • saving
  • spare
  • sparing
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • watchful
  • curmudgeonly
  • money-saving
  • niggardly
  • on the rims
  • prudential
  • time-saving
  • unwasteful
  • work-saving
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antonyms for penny-wise

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  • generous
  • unreasonable
  • uneconomical
  • uncareful
  • careless
  • wasteful
  • expensive
  • inefficient
  • uneconomical
  • generous
  • spendthrift
  • careless
  • lavish
  • wasteful
  • incautious
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How to use penny-wise in a sentence

The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A wise man hateth not the commandments and justices, and he shall not be dashed in pieces as a ship in a storm.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Gold and silver make the feet stand sure: but wise counsel is above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
If so, it is to be hoped that, wise man as you are, the first attack of this disorder was also your last.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In 1603 it was ordered that one quart of best ale, or two of small, should be sold for one penny.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
He was aware of his own helplessness; he felt almost like a boy scolding his own wise, affectionate mother.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
If he fall, God has his wise purpose in the judgement, and I shall find resignation.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO PENNY-WISE

  • avaricious
  • canny
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • close
  • closefisted
  • cost-effective
  • curmudgeonly
  • efficient
  • frugal
  • meager
  • mean
  • methodical
  • miserly
  • money-saving
  • niggardly
  • on the rims
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penny-wise
  • penurious
  • practical
  • provident
  • prudent
  • prudential
  • saving
  • spare
  • sparing
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • time-saving
  • unwasteful
  • watchful
  • work-saving
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.