miser

Part of speech: adjective

Miserly.

Part of speech: noun

One who saves and hoards avariciously.

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Usage examples "miser":

  1. " Son," replied the ancient person, " Tho' a miser is disgraced, Even in a wealthy household Monstrous is the crime of waste, Strong and shapely is the basket Much hath held and more will take; If you leave it in the Caverns Won't it be a great mistake? - "A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems", A. B. S. Tennyson.
  2. 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", Honore de Balzac.
  3. 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", E. H. Chapin.