[ US /ˈnɪɡɝd/ ]
[ UK /nˈɪɡəd/ ]
  1. a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
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How To Use niggard In A Sentence

  • It is true: but liberality baulkes, and feares covetousnesse and niggardize, more a great deale then prodigallity; so does zeale lukewarmnes and coldnesse, more then too much heate and forwardnesse; the defect is more opposite and dangerous to some vertues, then the excesse. A Coal From The Altar, To Kindle The Holy Fire of Zeale In a Sermon Preached at a Generall Visitation at Ipswich
  • That which St. Austin said of himself here in this place, I may truly say to thee, thou discontented wretch, thou covetous niggard, thou churl, thou ambitious and swelling toad, 'tis not want but peevishness which is the cause of thy woes; settle thine affection, thou hast enough. Anatomy of Melancholy
  • For some odd reason many of our guys seem to be just downright niggardly!
  • We may very well find that we are contributing, through this niggardly, miserly provision, to further examples of leaky buildings.
  • It'seems he a litter niggardly, but if a woman do such action may reasonable.
  • Officials say the EU, which is supposed to provide most of the food needs, is being particularly niggardly.
  • It was an atypical error for a side that have boasted the most niggardly defence in the division. Times, Sunday Times
  • a kind of penurious god, very niggardly of his opportunities: he must be watched like a hard-hearted treasurer; for he bolts out on the sudden, and, if you take him not in the nick, he vanishes in a twinkling. The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 06
  • 'I have to tell you my instinct is affluent parents are being a little niggardly. Times, Sunday Times
  • Let a man throw aside that narrowness of soul, that selfishness of principle, which the niggards of all professions are so unwilling to part with; and he will be at once delivered of his fears on that head.
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