Antonyms for niggardliness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nig-erd-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪg ərd li

Definition of niggardliness

Origin :
  • 1560s, from niggard + -ly (1).
  • It was while giving a speech in Washington, to a very international audience, about the British theft of the Elgin marbles from the Parthenon. I described the attitude of the current British authorities as "niggardly." Nobody said anything, but I privately resolved -- having felt the word hanging in the air a bit -- to say "parsimonious" from then on. [Christopher Hitchens, "The Pernicious Effects of Banning Words,", Dec. 4, 2006]
  • As an adverb from 1520s. Related: Niggardliness.
  • As in avarice : noun extreme greed
  • As in parsimony : noun stinginess
  • As in thriftiness : noun economy
  • As in economy : noun saving, frugality
  • As in frugality : noun economizing
Example sentences :
  • Niggardliness of gold and of life excites as much disapprobation as their lavish use is panegyrized.
  • Extract from : « Bushido, the Soul of Japan » by Inazo Nitob

Synonyms for niggardliness

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