What does the word miser mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Miserly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • One who saves and hoards avariciously.

Usage examples for miser

  1. Charles, on the other hand, never so much as knew the secret of the cruel agitation that shook and bruised the heart of his cousin, crushed as it was by the look of the old miser. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  2. That miser, as you call him, with a face like parchment, and in whose nature all the springs of emotion seem to have grown rusty with long disuse, is animated by a secret flame that keeps him all a- glow. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
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