Miserly vs Thrift - What's the difference?

miserly | thrift |


As an adjective miserly

is like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money.

As a noun thrift is

the characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

miserly

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    thrift

    English

    (wikipedia thrift)

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
  • His thrift can be seen in how little the trashman takes from his house.
  • * (rfdate) Spenser
  • The rest, willing to fall to thrift , prove very good husbands.
  • * (Ambrose Bierce)
  • (countable, US) A savings bank.
  • Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts .
  • (countable) Any of various plants of the genus Armeria , particularly .
  • (obsolete) Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.
  • * 1380+ , (Geoffrey Chaucer), (The Canterbury Tales)
  • Medleth na-more with that art, I mene, / For, if ye doon, your thrift is goon ful clene.
  • * : Act I, Scene I:
  • I have a mind presages me such thrift .
  • (obsolete) Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
  • Synonyms

    *(characteristic of using a minimum of something) frugality

    Antonyms

    * spendthrift

    Derived terms

    * thrifty * thrift shop * thrift store

    References