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stinted (comparative more stinted, superlative most stinted)

  1. (dated) Constrained; restrained; confined.
    • c.1846-1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, Chapter 14: Paul grows more and more Old-fashioned, and goes Home for the Holidays,
      Neither Mr Toots nor Mr Feeder could partake of this or any other snuff, even in the most stinted and moderate degree, without being seized with convulsions of sneezing.
    • 1853, Currer Bell (Charlotte Brontë), Villette, Chapter XXVI: A Burial,
      Mr. Home himself offered me a handsome sum—thrice my present salary—if I would accept the office of companion to his daughter. I declined. I think I should have declined had I been poorer than I was, and with scantier fund of resource, more stinted narrowness of future prospect.
    • 1890, Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives, Chapter XIII: The Color Line in New York,
      Nevertheless, he has always had to pay higher rents than even these for the poorest and most stinted rooms.



  1. simple past tense and past participle of stint