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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STINTS

And he has lands and a castle; and yet how miserably we live, and how he stints me!

And beget a lot of brats for some cheap clerk, who stints her expenses!

And he has lands and a castle—and yet how miserably we live, and how he stints me!

He has his signs too, and aspects, his seasons, periods and stints.

Tell the cook it's an order, and if he stints it there'll be consequences.

He who stints the profit he has made, his wealth will soon be spent and lost.

Stints in great numbers about the seashore & marshes about stifkey Burnham & other parts.

All of our girls had done some war relief work, so it was easy to set them to their stints.

Of course it was not that abject kind of poverty which stints the supply of food and fire in a house.

Stints in great numbers about the seashore and marshes about Stifkey Burnham and other parts.

WORD ORIGIN

"to limit, restrain, to be sparing or frugal," Old English styntan "to blunt, make dull," from Proto-Germanic *stuntijanan (cf. Old Norse stuttr "short, scant," Middle High German stunz "blunt, short," German stutzen "to cut short, curtail, stop, hesitate"), from PIE root *(s)teu- "to beat, strike, push, thrust" (see steep (adj.)). Related: Stinted; stinting. The noun is attested from c.1300.