UK [ˌtaɪt ˈfɪstɪd] / US [taɪtˈfɪstəd] adjective informal, showing disapproval
not generous with money

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  • tight-fisted — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ not willing to spend or give much money; miserly …   English terms dictionary

  • tight-fisted — adj mean, stingy, miserly, niggardly, penny pinching, sparing, grasping FORMAL parsimonious COLLOQ. mingy, tight ≠ generous, charitable * * * ▶ adjective (informal) MEAN, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close fisted, penny pinching, cheese par …   Useful english dictionary

  • tight-fisted — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as tight fisted, you disapprove of them because they are unwilling to spend money. He had the reputation of being one of the most tight fisted and demanding of employers. ...the government s tight… …   English dictionary

  • tight-fisted — tight′ fist′ed or tight′fist′ed adj. cvs parsimonious; stingy • Etymology: 1835–45 tight′ fist′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • tight-fisted — tight fist|ed [ˌtaıt ˈfıstıd] adj informal not generous with money = ↑stingy >tight fistedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tight-fisted — tight fist|ed [ taıt fıstəd ] adjective INFORMAL not generous with money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tight-fisted — /tuyt fis tid/, adj. parsimonious; stingy; tight. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • tight-fisted — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. stingy, frugal, parsimonious, grudging, niggard[ly], miserly, moneygrubbing, avaricious, tight (inf.), cheap (inf.). See parsimony …   English dictionary for students

  • tight-fisted — adjective informal not generous with money; stingy tight fistedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tight-fisted — adj stingy, niggardly, miserly, parsimonious, carking, skinflinty; penurious, mean, tight, closefisted; cheap, Sl. chintzy, moneygrubbing, grasping, Rare. illiberal, cheeseparing; scrimping, penny pinching, grudging, begrudging, ungenerous,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tight/tight fisted — not generous, unwilling to spend, cheap    People say he s so tight he d sell a gift and bank the money …   English idioms

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