miserly

[หˆmaษชzษ™rli]

miserly Definition

  • 1unwilling to spend money or give anything away; stingy
  • 2of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser

Using miserly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "miserly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was so miserly that he wouldn't even buy himself a new pair of shoes.

  • Example

    The company's miserly approach to employee benefits led to low morale.

  • Example

    She inherited her father's miserly tendencies and rarely spent money on anything.

miserly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for miserly

Antonyms for miserly

Phrases with miserly

  • not willing to share or give away something

    Example

    He's always been miserly with his time.

  • the tendency to be stingy or frugal

    Example

    Her miserly habits were a result of growing up in poverty.

  • a negative perspective towards spending money or giving anything away

    Example

    His miserly attitude made it difficult for him to maintain friendships.

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Summary: miserly in Brief

The term 'miserly' [หˆmaษชzษ™rli] describes someone who is unwilling to spend money or give anything away, often characterized as stingy or tightfisted. It can also refer to the characteristics of a miser. Examples include 'He was so miserly that he wouldn't even buy himself a new pair of shoes.' 'Miserly' extends into phrases like 'miserly with,' denoting an unwillingness to share or give away something.