[ UK /mˈɪnd‍ʒi/ ]
  1. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    a mean person
    he left a miserly tip
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How To Use mingy In A Sentence

  • Papa had rented rooms in a lodg-ing house, a dark, mingy place that smelled of old dinners. THE LIVES OF CHRISTOPHER CHANT
  • They spit at us as early as when they burned our Yuanmingyuan imperial garden ... but those Tibetan lamas, they are Chinese too, and they could be so cruel to other ethnic people.
  • I only gave five dollars towards his present - do you think that was a bit mingy?
  • Oh, come on ,it's less than twenty quid - don't be 'mingy' ! Get Your Chipmunk Merchandise Here!
  • This restaurant serves very mingy portions.
  • I can think of about a million things I'd rather do than enjoy the delights of small shops - mingy people on the counter, out of date products, an appalling attitude to such matters as refunds and dissatisfaction with what you've bought.
  • Sometimes she opined He was maybe a little skraps - mingy - in the dishing out of common sense, which she said was not really that common after all.
  • The few mingy scraps of surviving forest were eerily silent, but once they crossed the borders of the MURC-controlled zone the vegetation closed around them with the density of a cave.
  • I only gave five dollars towards his present - do you think that was a bit mingy?
  • When he's got three mornings' worth of video tape – which is all he can afford on this mingy little grant – John will be able to start on the really creative part of the project. Margaret Atwood | Underbrush Man
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