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 for stingy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stingy \Sting"y\, a.
     Stinging; able to sting.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stingy \Stin"gy\, a. [Compar. Stingier; superl. Stingiest.]
     [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging;
     hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious;
     or cf. E. skinch.]
     Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly;
     miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
     [1913 Webster]
           A stingy, narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of
           choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it
           began to be rotten.                      --L'estrange.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being
             stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
             [syn: stingy, ungenerous] [ant: generous]
      2: deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources";
         "meager fare" [syn: meager, meagre, meagerly, stingy,
         scrimpy] [ant: ample]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "stingy":
     Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, avaricious,
     cheap, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, close, closefisted, costive,
     dwarfed, dwarfish, economical, exiguous, frugal, hardfisted,
     illiberal, impoverished, infrequent, jejune, lean, limited, little,
     meager, mean, mingy, miserly, narrow, near, niggard, niggardly,
     paltry, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penny-wise, penurious, petty,
     piddling, pinchfisted, pinching, pinchpenny, poor, puny, rare,
     save-all, scaly, scant, scanty, scarce, scattered, scrawny, screwy,
     scrimp, scrimping, scrimpy, seldom met with, seldom seen, skimp,
     skimping, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, spare, sparing,
     sparse, spotty, sprinkled, starvation, stinted, straitened,
     stunted, subsistence, thin, thrifty, tight, tightfisted,
     unchivalrous, ungenerous, ungiving, unnourishing, unnutritious,
     watered, watery

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