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In the United States, there have been several controversies concerning the word "niggardly", an adjective meaning "stingy" or "miserly", because of its phonetic similarity to the racial slur "nigger". Etymologically the two words are unrelated.


niggardly unknown. An from old Norse "hnøgger", which means "miserly", "stingy". Despite its similarity to the offensive term " nigger ", the two words are not related in any way.


I described the attitude of the current British authorities as "niggardly." Nobody said anything, but I privately resolved -- having felt the word hanging in the air a bit -- to say "parsimonious" from then on.


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1. Grudging and petty in giving or spending. 2. Meanly small; scanty or meager: left the waiter a niggardly tip.


Leaving a five percent tip instead of a 15 percent tip is an example of a tip amount that would be described as niggardly.


Перевод Niggardly. Имеется в наличии на следующих языках: английский греческий китайский (s) китайский (t)...


niggardly (comparative more niggardly, superlative most niggardly). Withholding for the sake of meanness; stingy, miserly. 1609, Joseph Hall, (paraphrasing Ambrose? in) "No Peace with Rome", in Josiah Pratt (editor), The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Hall, D. D., Vol. IX.


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