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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily;
[syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. giving or spending with reluctance;
- Example: "our cheeseparing administration"
- Example: "very close (or near) with his money"
- Example: "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
[syn: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

penny-pinching \penny-pinching\ n. Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily. Syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

penny-pinching \penny-pinching\ adj. Scrimping; reluctant to spend money; stingy; miserly; same as cheesparing. Syn: cheeseparing, close. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

penny-pinching adj 1: giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny] n 1: extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily [syn: parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching]