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mean, stingy, niggardly, skimpy
skinflint, niggard, miser


tightwad, stingy, cheapskate, cheapie, penurious

tight

(adj.) = cheap ; stingy ; parsimonious ; tight-fisted ; miser ; scrooge ; skinflint ; penny-pinching ; tightwad ; cheapskate ; piker ; penny pincher ; mingy .
Ex: The unregistered shareware version displays a message to anyone accessing the server that the owner is too cheap to pay the shareware fee.
Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
Ex: He joked that he had to be 'very parsimonious, indeed very Scottish,' in his management of IFLA finances = Bromeó diciendo que tenía que ser "muy cuidadoso, de hecho muy escocés", en su administración de los fondos de la IFLA.
Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
Ex: For pikers like me it's a tremendous comfort to know that at this moment, counting what I owe, I have more money than Donald Trump.
Ex: However I am a 'penny pincher' and always on the look out for ways I can save myself a few dollars.
Ex: I bought a few random issues just because I felt bad leaving such a mingy store empty handed, but I definitely will not be going back.
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* ser tacaño = be a tight-ass/arse.



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