Sting"y (?), a.

Stinging; able to sting.

 

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Stin"gy (?), a. [Compar. Stingier (?); superl. Stingiest.] [Probably from sting, and meaning originally, stinging; hence, biting, nipping (of the wind), churlish, avaricious; or cf. E. skinch.]

Extremely close and covetous; meanly avaricious; niggardly; miserly; penurious; as, a stingy churl.

A stingy, narrow-hearted fellow that had a deal of choice fruit, had not the heart to touch it till it began to be rotten. L'estrange.

 

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