Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Unwilling to spend or give freely; being tight-fisted or miserly.
He was so stingy that he refused to buy his friends a round of drinks.
Concerned primarily with one's own interests, needs, or welfare, often at the expense of others.
She was too selfish to share her dessert with her siblings.
Being extremely stingy or parsimonious with money or resources.
Despite being wealthy, he lived a miserly life and refused to spend money on anything unnecessary.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Stingy implies a reluctance to spend or give freely, while miserly suggests an extreme unwillingness to part with one's resources.
- 2Selfish describes a person who is primarily concerned with their own interests, while generous describes someone who is willing to share or give away their resources.
- 3Miserly and stingy are similar in meaning, but miserly is a stronger term that implies a more extreme form of stinginess.
Good things to know
- 1Describing People: Use these antonyms to describe people's attitudes towards sharing or giving away their resources.
- 2Negotiations: Use these words to describe someone's willingness to compromise or make concessions in negotiations.
- 3Teaching: Use these words to teach students about the importance of generosity and sharing.