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Stinginess  n.  The quality or state of being stingy.

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"Stinginess" Quotes from Famous Books

... meant to play, and Art Miller had brought his fiddle, and Jennie had volunteered to "chord" with him. But, Mary Hope felt much nervous apprehension lest these Pocatello and Lava people should think it was just Scotch stinginess ...
— Rim o' the World • B. M. Bower

... on "The Education of the Negro," delivered at Monteagle, Tenn., and published in this volume, is a sample. Dr. Haygood states "four root objections" to negro education: 1—Ignorance; 2—Stinginess; 3—Prejudice; 4—Fear that education will "spoil the negro as a laborer" and bring him into "social equality" with the whites. The author shows the absurdity of all ...
— American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 5, May, 1889 • Various

... eat them. There's nothing you wouldn't eat, in the heavens above or the earth beneath. And all the thanks I get is to be taunted with stinginess." ...
— Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873. • Various

... little more money than he did in Chapelizod, except in his stable; and Lord Castlemallard, who admired his stinginess, as he did everything else about him, used to say: 'He's a wonder of the world! How he retains his influence over all the people he knows without ever giving one among them so much as a mutton-chop or a ...
— The House by the Church-Yard • J. Sheridan Le Fanu

... the winter-fire, At a huge distance made them all retire; Where not a measure in the room was kept, And but one rule—they tippled till they slept - There would it see a pale old hag preside, A thing made up of stinginess and pride; Who carves the meat, as if the flesh could feel; Careless whose flesh must miss the plenteous meal; Here would the ghost a small coal-fire behold, Not fit to keep one body from the cold; ...
— The Borough • George Crabbe

... proud of Arthur, who had high spirits, frank manners, a good person, and high gentleman-like bearing. It pleased the old London bachelor to see Pen walking with the young patricians of his university, and he (who was never known to entertain his friends, and whose stinginess had passed into a sort of byword among some wags at the Club, who envied his many engagements, and did not choose to consider his poverty) was charmed to give his nephew and the young lords snug little dinners at his lodgings, and to regale them with good claret, and his very best bons mots and ...
— The History of Pendennis • William Makepeace Thackeray

... Brother (a very veracious man, and an Admirer of Wordsworth, but, to be sure, more of Sir Walter) who told me this. It is this conceit that diminishes Wordsworth's stature among us, in spite of the mountain Mists he lived among. Also, a little stinginess; not like Sir Walter in that! I remember Hartley Coleridge telling us at Ambleside how Professor Wilson and some one else (H. C. himself perhaps) stole a Leg of Mutton from Wordsworth's Larder for the fun of ...
— Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes - Vol. II • Edward FitzGerald

Words linked to "Stinginess" :   tightness, trait, stingy, tightfistedness, niggardliness, selfishness, penuriousness

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