- = stingy, mean, avaricious, ungenerous, close, near (informal), sparing, grudging, mercenary, frugal, parsimonious, penurious, tightfisted, Scrooge-like, tight-arse (taboo & slang), tight-arsed (taboo & slang), tight-ass (US, taboo & slang), tight-assed (US, taboo & slang), snoep (South Africa, informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo & slang) •
Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
opposites: liberal, generous, lavish, prodigal, bountiful, munificent
- = paltry, mean, small, inadequate, miserable, pathetic, insufficient, beggarly, scant, meagre, skimpy, measly, scanty, wretched, miserly •
The niggardly compensation for her frightening ordeal amounted to just £6,500.
opposites: liberal, generous, handsome, ample, abundant, plentiful, copious, bountiful, profuse
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