niggardly

suomi-englanti sanakirja

niggardly englannista suomeksi

  1. saita, kitsas

  1. pihi, nuuka, saita, itara

niggardly englanniksi

  1. Withholding for the sake of meanness; stingy, miserly.

  2. (syn)

  3. 1609, Hall (bishop)|Joseph Hall, (paraphrasing Ambrose? in) "No Peace with Rome", in Pratt|Josiah Pratt (editor), ''The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Hall, D. D.'', Vol. IX. Polemical Works, London, (1808), page 57:

  4. Where the owner of the house will be bountiful, it is not for the steward to be niggardly.
  5. 1919, Somerset Maugham|W. Somerset Maugham, ''Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence'', Moon and Sixpence/Chapter XLVII|chapter 47

  6. They were not niggardly, these tramps, and he who had money did not hesitate to share it among the rest.
  7. 1958, Kenneth Galbraith|John Kenneth Galbraith, ''The Affluent Society'' (1998 edition), (ISBN), p. 186:

  8. This manifests itself in an implacable tendency to provide an opulent supply of some things and a niggardly yield of others.
  9. In a parsimonious way; sparingly, stingily.

  10. (RQ:Burton Melanchol), New York 2001, p.105:

  11. because many families are compelled to live niggardly, exhaust and undone by great dowers, none shall be given at all, or very little .