Monday, December 19, 2011

niggardly


niggardly [ NIG-erd-lee ]
 adjective, adverb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (adj.) miserly, stingy or petty when spending
2. (adv.) like a niggard
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The niggardly reward given to sportspersons in this country is the main reason why India fares poorly in international sports events.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 India might get its own poor law—a prospect the niggardly Victorians could not “contemplate without serious apprehension”.