Definition of Miser

1. Noun. A stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably).

Specialized synonyms: Cheapskate, Tightwad
Generic synonyms: Hoarder
Derivative terms: Miserly



Definition of Miser

1. n. A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune.

Definition of Miser

1. Noun. (pejorative) A person who hoards money rather than spending it; one who is cheap or extremely parsimonious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miser

1. one who hoards money greedily [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miser

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miser (current term)
miserabilism
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Literary usage of Miser

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE miser AND HIS GOLD ONCE upon a time there was a miser who used to hide ... When the miser next came to gloat over his treasures, he found nothing but ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1914)
"Can we any longer then doubt that, by virtue of similarity, the miser and money-maker corresponds to the oligarchical state ? " " Not at all. ..."

3. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"J There was a time when the ' miser' was the wretched man, he is now the covetous; at the same time ' misery,' which is now wretchedness, and ' miserable,' ..."

4. The Colloquies of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus, Edwin Johnson (1878)
"OPULENTIA SORDID A, or tlu WEALTHY miser. The ARGUMENT. Opulentia Sordida relates the wretched miserliness of a certain rich miser; by which is set forth ..."

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