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Definition of "niggard" []

  • A stingy, grasping person; a miser. (noun)
  • Stingy; miserly. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "niggard" in a sentence
  • "The Highland soldier, far from his country, is accompanied by this holy love, this inexhaustible stimulus to exertion, which induces him to save with what may be unjustly called a niggard hand his earnings, to support, in their old age, those who have given him birth."
  • "The niggard is a thief; he steals from himself in not allowing himself what is needful."
  • "On account that people (including blacks) are inclined to confuse “niggard” with a similar word which is a racial slur."