- Stinging; able to sting.
able to sting
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- Unwilling to spend, give, or share; ungenerous; extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.
- Small, scant, meager, insufficient
2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times:
- As the moon wheels around Earth every 28 days and shows us a progressively greater and then stingier slice of its sun-lightened face, the distance between the moon and Earth changes, too. At the nearest point along its egg-shaped orbit, its perigee, the moon may be 26,000 miles closer to us than it is at its far point.
Use of "stingy of" was about as common as use of "stingy with" until about 1900 but became much less common by and since 1920.
- See also Wikisaurus:stingy
unwilling to spend or give
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