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adjectiveadjective mingier, adjective mingiest

  • 1 informal Mean and stingy.

    • ‘you've been too mingy with the sunscreen’
    • ‘Attending pro tours is not for the mingy and tight-fisted, and a couple of times when Sharath applied to the government for at least a portion of the funds, the assistance came - but too late.’
    • ‘I was feeling a bit mingy and I bought the cheaper beads when I was in NY.’
    • ‘Even the power smirk, which we haven't seen much of since he was - unfairly - blamed for single-handedly jeopardising Labour's election chances with his mingy Budget, is back.’
    • ‘The almost ostentatiously mingy tax cuts, and the general theme of not Jam Tomorrow, but Jam the Day After Tomorrow, If You're All Very Good, seem to have played right into the Opposition's hands.’
    • ‘He's a mean, mingy quasi nutcase curmudgeon who threatens players, gives them cold pricklies, and who demands attention to things like gameplan, tactics, and skills.’
    • ‘Well this throws the two Hadassah ladies off, as I put a mingy $2 in their donation box.’
    • ‘Provocatively mingy tax cuts seem to have caused black affront on a scale to surprise even the Nats.’
    • ‘I can think of about a million things I'd rather do than enjoy the delights of small shops - mingy people on the counter, out of date products, an appalling attitude to such matters as refunds and dissatisfaction with what you've bought.’
    • ‘Tristan is an opera with no place for mingy bourgeois compromise.’
    • ‘Sometimes she opined He was maybe a little skraps - mingy - in the dishing out of common sense, which she said was not really that common after all.’
    thrifty, economical, frugal, canny, careful, prudent, cautious, abstemious, saving, energy-efficient, energy-saving, fuel-efficient, fuel-saving, scrimping, parsimonious
    1. 1.1Unexpectedly or undesirably small.
      ‘a mingy kitchenette tucked in the corner’
      • ‘It was fourteen dollars, for two coffees and two mingy blondies, which he paid without flinching, even leaving the change from his twenty in the concessionaire's plastic cup.’
      • ‘The few mingy scraps of surviving forest were eerily silent, but once they crossed the borders of the MURC-controlled zone the vegetation closed around them with the density of a cave.’
      • ‘The almost ostentatiously mingy tax cuts seem to have played right into the Opposition's hands.’
      • ‘The reason supplied for this outfit being able to afford only this mingy salary was because it is 'presently a tiny organisation'.’
      • ‘They are untrustworthy, always keen to assure buyers there is "a lot of interest" in some pokey basement, while at the same time telling sellers that a mingy offer is the best they will get.’
      trivial, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential, petty, minor, of little account, of no account, of little consequence, of no consequence, not worth mentioning, not worth bothering about, light, footling, fiddling, pettifogging, incidental



/ˈminjē/ /ˈmɪndʒi/


Early 20th century perhaps a blend of mean and stingy.