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Definition of "niggardliness" []

  • Stingy or ungenerous (adjective)
  • Meagre (adjective)
  • Stingily; grudgingly (adverb)
  • The state of being niggardly (noun)

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Use "niggardliness" in a sentence
  • "Baghdad’; for niggardliness is the worst fault a man can have."
  • "The deficiency of this state of character is called niggardliness, the excess vulgarity, lack of taste, and the like, which do not go to excess in the amount spent on right objects, but by showy expenditure in the wrong circumstances and the wrong manner; we shall speak of these vices later."
  • "To maintain, month after month, supplies for so large an armament, was next to impossible; and to this much more than to the "niggardliness" of the Queen, [Footnote: Laughton, i., pp. lvii ff."