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synonyms for pinching

  • close
  • grasping
  • grudging
  • mean
  • narrow
  • near
  • penny-pinching
  • saving
  • sparing
  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • chary
  • cheap
  • chintzy
  • churlish
  • close-fisted
  • costive
  • covetous
  • curmudgeonly
  • economical
  • extortionate
  • frugal
  • greedy
  • hard-fisted
  • ignoble
  • illiberal
  • ironfisted
  • miserly
  • niggard
  • niggardly
  • parsimonious
  • pennywise
  • penurious
  • petty
  • pinchpenny
  • rapacious
  • scurvy
  • selfish
  • sordid
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • tightfisted
  • uncharitable
  • ungenerous
  • ungiving
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antonyms for pinching

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  • away
  • far
  • generous
  • spendthrift
  • unselfish
  • wasting
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How to use pinching in a sentence

Hal and Noll felt like pinching themselves to see if they would wake up.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
Crab (a shell-fish) and crab (a kind of apple) are radically connected, both conveying the idea of scratching or pinching (Skeat).
MILTON'S COMUSJOHN MILTON
Even a very tight glove or a pinching shoe may suffice to hamper the action of the muscles required for singing or speaking.
VOICE PRODUCTION IN SINGING AND SPEAKINGWESLEY MILLS
These marks were all raised, and done, I suppose, by pinching up the skin.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
Side shoots usually need pinching during the growing season.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
The first pruning, or pinching, falls about three weeks after the trees have started into growth.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
Thus the summer pinching of the side shoots on apples and pears has the purpose of encouraging the formation of fruit spurs.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
Usually the first pinching should be given when the stems have grown long enough so as to have seven or eight leaves.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
One week to ten days later the trees are gone over again, at which time the principal pinching back is done.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
That if that money is put into the bank, all these little pinching economies will have to be borne as a consequence.
THE LIBRARY OF WORK AND PLAY: HOUSEKEEPINGELIZABETH HALE GILMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO PINCHING

  • cheap
  • close-handed
  • hard-fisted
  • mean
  • miserly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penurious
  • pinching
  • tight
  • tightfisted
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