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Wordnet 3.0


1. unwilling to part with money;
[syn: closefisted, hardfisted, tightfisted]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Closefisted \Close"fist`ed\, a. Covetous; niggardly. --Bp. Berkeley. "Closefisted contractors." --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

closefisted adj 1: unwilling to part with money [syn: closefisted, hardfisted, tightfisted]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "closefisted": avaricious, cheap, clinging, close, grasping, hardfisted, illiberal, keeping, miserly, narrow, near, niggardly, penny-pinching, pinchfisted, pinching, save-all, stingy, tenacious, tight, tightfisted, ungenerous
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

CLOSE-FISTED, adj. Unduly desirous of keeping that which many meritorious persons wish to obtain. "Close-fisted Scotchman!" Johnson cried To thrifty J. Macpherson; "See me -- I'm ready to divide With any worthy person." Sad Jamie: "That is very true -- The boast requires no backing; And all are worthy, sir, to you, Who have what you are lacking." Anita M. Bobe