Mi·ser·ly a. Like a miser; very covetous; avaricious; stingy; sordid; niggardly.
Syn: -- Avaricious; niggardly; sordid; parsimonious; avaricious; penurious; covetous; stingy; mean. See Avaricious.
adj : used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative
of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a
miserly tip" [syn: mean, mingy, tight]