niggardly

From Wiktionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Adjective[change]

Positive
niggardly

Comparative
more niggardly

Superlative
most niggardly

  1. (rare) When someone is niggardly, the person does not give away money or other things. The person is mean and stingy.
    The economics teacher said people were being niggardly with their money.

Adverb[change]

Positive
niggardly

Comparative
more niggardly

Superlative
most niggardly

  1. (rare) When you do something niggardly, you do it in an uptight way, usually sparingly or stingily.

Usage notes[change]

The word is often mistaken for an adverb of the vulgar noun nigger, but the two are not related in definition or etymology.