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adjective as in close

adjective as in closefisted

adjective as in mean

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Example Sentences

All of this was unsurprising: the terrifically wealthy singer is both notoriously prickly and embarrassingly tight-fisted.

Oh, but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!

This Cobb man is a tight-fisted old bachelor, they say, but his milk of human kindness may not be all skimmed.

If he was tight-fisted wanst, he was as close now as calcimine on a rough-finished wall.

Every angle of his was a right angle, even if he did grow a bit tight-fisted sometimes for his family's sake.

Only they would rather have died than have applied to the Lorilleuxs, for they knew they were too tight-fisted.


On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tight-fisted, such as: tight, mean, narrow, penny-pinching, skinflint, and chintzy.

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