close-fisted

close-fisted
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money: cheap, close, costive, hard-fisted, mean2, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, pinching, stingy, tight, tightfisted. See GIVE.

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  • close-fisted — ► close fisted unwilling to spend money; mean. Main Entry: ↑close …   English terms dictionary

  • close-fisted — index penurious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • close-fisted — close fistˈed or close handˈed adjective Penurious, covetous • • • Main Entry: ↑close …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-fisted — close fist·ed (klōsʹfĭsʹtĭd) adj. Tightfisted; stingy. * * * …   Universalium

  • close-fisted — close fist|ed [ ,klous fıstəd ] adjective INFORMAL not willing to spend your money or give any to anyone: STINGY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close-fisted — close fist·ed || ‚kləʊs‚fɪstɪd overly economical, miserly, stingy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • close-fisted — adjective unwilling to spend money; tight fisted …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • close-fisted — a. Penurious, parsimonious, stingy, miserly, niggardly, mean, close, close handed, curmudgeonly, churlish, illiberal, ungenerous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • close-fisted — unwilling to spend money; mean. → close …   English new terms dictionary

  • close-fisted — /ˈkloʊs fɪstəd/ (say klohs fistuhd) adjective stingy; miserly …  

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