niggard


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Synonyms for niggard

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a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

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And then, too, in the case of woman, it is only reason of a sort--very niggard in its dimensions.
a small fire, neat, niggard almost, a shrewd fire; such fires were his father's habit and custom always, even in freezing weather.
niggard, dotard, aldermanrie, husbondrie), it has to be acknowledged that ABLE is different because its hybrid formations are not governed by local analogies.
I have heard such generall commendation of your unexampled dexteritie in making your pen expresse that minde of yours, which if itt were not inspired from heaven could not possibly dictate so excellently as itt doth, insomuch as I must needes accuse fame, though itt have spoken largely of your abilities, to have yett beene but a niggard in extolling the same.
So heavy is the burden of it that death is a refuge that we all desire, and it is common proof amongst us that God who gave us a taste of this world's sweetness has been a niggard in his giving.
As Hoy puts it, in Old Fortunatus (or at least in its final moments), each brother exemplifies an extreme: "Andelocia is the prodigal, squandering his gifts, and Ampedo is the niggard who makes no use of his.
By itself that didn't make it a great race, but only a niggard could argue that this was a one-dimensional examination.
But Millgate is interested in the novel's form, which is indeed niggard, or, as he says, 'economical.
20) "But since my niggard stars that gift refuse / Concealment is the only boon I claim; / Obscure be still the unsuccessful Muse, / Who cannot raise, but would not sink, your fame" (1).
N non-custodial (parent), niggard, niggardly, nuclear (power), negativity, nepotism, novella, noun, nerd, Nazi, newbie, no, never, need, nobody.
SOME triumphs can't be begrudged by even the most entrenched niggard and Florida Pearl, under an inspired Adrian Maguire, at last landed the prize his talents deserve in the King George yesterday.
But he is rightly a totemic figure at Aintree and you'd have to be a miserable niggard not to have joined in the cheers that greeted his arrival in the winner's enclosure after Amberleigh House's victory.
You see a niggards bounty how it spreades, Like to a nine daies wonder gentlemen: And much the more, because tis seldom seene, That couetous misers are so plentifull.
Niggards and knockers might argue that, Bolger apart, O'Brien's principal competitors have had poor seasons, but that is not something Aidan can do anything about - his job is to take the best that money can buy or breed and shape it into the next generation from which everyone wants to buy or breed.