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niggardly
[ˈnɪɡədli] [ˈnɪɡərdli]

  • adj. 吝啬的,小气的;不值钱的;贫乏的,不足的;很少的,少量的;不佳的;微薄的
  • adv. 吝啬地,小气地;很少量地

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短语

a niggardly sum 少得可怜的数目

niggardly contributions 吝啬的捐助

a niggardly old miser 吝啬的守财奴

niggardly [ 'niɡədli ]

  • adj. petty or reluctant in giving or spending

    "a niggardly tip"

    同义词: grudging scrimy

以上来源于: WordNet

 柯林斯英汉双解大词典 

niggardly /ˈnɪɡədlɪ/

  • 1. 

    ADJ If you describe someone as niggardly, you are criticizing them because they do not give or provide much of something. 吝啬的 [表不满]

    例:

    Officials say the EU, which is supposed to provide most of the food needs, is being particularly niggardly.

    官员们表示,本应提供大部分食物供给的欧盟目前表现得特别小气。

    例:

    ...a niggardly supply of hot water.

    ...一次吝啬的热水供应。

同近义词同根词

词根: niggle

adj.

niggard 小气的;吝啬的

n.

niggard 吝啬鬼

vi.

niggle 拘泥小节;为琐事费时;挑剔

niggard 吝啬地对待

vt.

niggle 小气地给…;玩忽

niggard 行事吝啬

双语例句权威例句

  • Officials say the EU, which is supposed to provide most of the food needs, is being particularly niggardly.

    官员们表示,本提供大部分食物供给欧盟目前表现特别小气

    《柯林斯英汉双解大词典》

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