Definition of miserliness:
Synonyms for miserliness:
- asceticism (part of speech: noun)
- stinginess (part of speech: noun)
- insufficiency (part of speech: noun)
That the Indian looks upon greed of gain, miserliness, avariciousness, and wealth accumulated above the head of his poorer neighbor as one of the lowest degradations he can fall to is perhaps more aptly illustrated than anything I could quote to demonstrate his horror of what he calls" the white man's unkindness"- "Legends of Vancouver", E. Pauline Johnson.
The suspicion crossed her mind now and then that her father's miserliness and fits of temper might be caused by a mental malady over which he now had little or no control, having never mastered himself in all his life.- "The Story Of Waitstill Baxter", By Kate Douglas Wiggin.
When she's hungry, which I should judge was all the time, she drops in casually upon a patient and humorously raids the pantry- all with that air of nonchalant good fellowship which shields her from much criticism, since what in reality is miserliness and gluttony passes very well for amusing eccentricity.- "The Lady Doc", Caroline Lockhart.