The definition of niggardly is cheap, meager or stingy.adjective
Leaving a five percent tip instead of a 15 percent tip is an example of a tip amount that would be described as niggardly.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- like or characteristic of a niggard; stingy; miserly
- small, few, or scanty, as if given by a niggard: a niggardly sum
- niggardliness noun
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- Grudging and petty in giving or spending.
- Meanly small; scanty or meager: left the waiter a niggardly tip.
- nigˈgard·li·ness noun
- nigˈgard·ly adverb