Cheap and Miserly


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Cheap adjective – Giving or sharing as little as possible.
Usage example: a cheap coworker who never contributes to the collections taken up in the office

Miserly is a synonym for cheap in property topic. In some cases you can use "Miserly" instead an adjective "Cheap", when it comes to topics like give, mean, stingy, concerned with saving money.
Nearby Words: cheapen, cheaply, cheapness
Synonyms for Cheap


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Miserly adjective – Giving or sharing as little as possible.
Usage example: my brother, who is notoriously miserly, surprised us when he offered to pick up the tab

Cheap is a synonym for miserly (North American) in property topic. You can use "Cheap" instead an adjective "Miserly", if it concerns topics such as give, mean. informal substitute
Nearby Words: miserable, miserliness, miser
Synonyms for Miserly

Both words in one sentence

  • The Scrooge According to her actress, The Nostalgia Chick is too cheap and miserly to give anyone money.
    Source: The Scrooge
  • I Take Offense to That Last One Caller 1: Is Scrooge McDuck really a greedy, cheap, stingy, miserly, cranky old wretch of a slavedriver?
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