Stingy vs Miserly - What's the difference?

stingy | miserly |


As adjectives the difference between stingy and miserly

is that stingy is stinging; able to sting or stingy can be extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl while miserly is like a miser; very covetous; stingy; cautious with money.

stingy

English

Etymology 1

Adjective

(er)
  • Stinging; able to sting.
  • Etymology 2

    Uncertain, possibly from stinge, a dialectal variation of .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
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    Derived terms
    * stingily * stinginess

    miserly

    English

    Adjective

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