Nig·gard·ly a. Meanly covetous or avaricious in dealing with others; stingy; niggard.
Where the owner of the house will be bountiful, it is not for the steward to be niggardly. --Bp. Hall.
Syn: -- Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; sparing; miserly; penurious; sordid; stingy. See Avaricious.
Nig·gard·ly, adv. In a niggard manner.
adj : petty in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip" [syn: grudging,