An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (miserly)
a. tacaño
He accused me of being stingy because I didn't want to contribute any money.Me acusó de tacaño porque no quería contribuir con dinero.
b. agarrado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Don't be so stingy! It's only five dollars.¡No seas tan agarrado! Son solo cinco dólares.
c. rácano
You don't want to be stingy when it comes to choosing a healthcare plan.No sirve ser rácano al elegir un plan de salud.
2. (meager)
a. mezquino
Don't go to that restaurant. The portions are really stingy.No vayas a ese restaurante. Las raciones son muy mezquinas.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. tacaño(a), rácano(a)
2. (portion)
a. raquítico(a)
to be stingy with food/praiseser tacaño(a) con la comida/los elogios
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stingy [ˈstɪndʒɪ]
stingier (comparative)stingiest (superlative) [+person] tacaño; [+meal] parco; escaso
to be stingy with sth ser tacaño con algo
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