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1. penny-pinching

noun. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.

Synonyms

  • thrift
  • frugality
  • parsimony
  • parsimoniousness

Antonyms

  • maximal
  • sufficient
  • inadequacy
  • maximum

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  • unflinching
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2. penny-pinching

adjective. giving or spending with reluctance.

Synonyms

  • skinny
  • stingy
  • cheeseparing
  • near
  • close

Antonyms

  • charitable
  • unselfish
  • stinginess
  • fat

3. penny-pinch

verb. spend money frugally; spend as little as possible.

Synonyms

  • spend
  • drop
  • expend

Antonyms

  • important
  • divest
  • overspend
  • underspend

4. two-a-penny

adjective. of trifling worth.

Synonyms

  • tuppeny
  • threepenny
  • twopenny-halfpenny
  • sixpenny
  • twopenny
  • inexpensive

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • superior
  • generous
  • unsized

5. penny-wise

adjective. thrifty in small matters only.

Antonyms

  • improvident

Etymology

  • penny (English)
  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (English)
  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. penny

noun. ['ˈpɛni'] a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound.

Synonyms

  • fractional monetary unit
  • quid
  • British pound sterling
  • British pound
  • pound
  • Irish punt
  • subunit
  • punt
  • Irish pound

Antonyms

  • tail
  • obverse

Etymology

  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. penny

noun. ['ˈpɛni'] a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit.

Synonyms

  • copper
  • centime
  • coin
  • cent

Antonyms

  • ride
  • pull
  • insulator
  • reverse

Etymology

  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word penny-pinching


1. Noun Phrase
A lot of our penny pinching came with creating the big design elements ourselves and putting in long hours saving where we could on labor, explains John.

2. Noun Phrase
Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean that you all of a sudden stop everything that you love to do and become a homebody, penny pinching bore.

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