U35

Words meaning thrifty but not in a complimentary way: “She’s not a bad housekeeper, but very ________.”

TIGHT 232
STINGY 223
CLOSE 204
NR 94
SAVING 80
SKIMPY 75
FRUGAL 31
MISERLY 28
CHEAP 21
THRIFTY 20
CONSERVATIVE 19
ECONOMICAL 19
SCOTCH 16
SPARING 15
PENNY-PINCHING 12
CAREFUL 9
CHINTZY 8
PENNY-PINCHER 8
CLOSE-FISTED 6
TIGHT-FISTED 6
MEAN 5
PENURIOUS 5
TIGHTWAD 5
ECONOMIC 4
NEAR 4
NIGGARDLY 3
PENNY-WISE 3
PINCH-PENNY 3
SHIFTLESS 3
SKIMPING 3
SKINFLINT 3
SPENDTHRIFT 3
CARELESS 2
CAUTIOUS 2
CLOSE WITH HER MONEY 2
COUNTS HER PENNIES 2
MONEY-CONSCIOUS 2
NASTY-NICE 2
PARSIMONIOUS 2
SCOTTISH 2
SCROUNGY 2
SHIFTY 2
SLACK 2
SLOPPY 2
SLOUCHY 2
WATCHES HER PENNIES 2
AMBITIOUS 1
BARGAIN HUNTER 1
BEGGARLY 1
BUSINESSMAN 1
CAN MAKE A NICKEL LOOK LIKE A DOLLAR 1
CHEAP-WAD 1
CHEAT 1
CHEESE 1
CHEESE-PARING 1
CHINCHY 1
CLOSE WITH A DOLLAR 1
CLOSE-PENNIED 1
CONNIVING 1
CUTS CORNERS 1
FLIGHTY 1
GREEDY 1
GRUBBY 1
HOGGISH 1
HUSTLER 1
JEW 1
KNOWS HOW TO SAVE 1
MAKES THE EAGLE SQUAWK 1
MEASLY 1
MISER 1
MONEY-HUNGRY 1
NOT MUCH OF A SPENDER 1
NOT VERY WASTEFUL 1
OVER-ECONOMICAL 1
OVER-THRIFTY 1
“PENNYWISE, POUND FOOLISH” 1
PERSNICKETY 1
PICKANINISH 1
PICKY 1
PINCHED 1
PINCHES 1
PLEASANT 1
POTENT 1
PRECISE 1
ROUGH 1
SAVEY 1
SAVING PERSON 1
SCOTCHY 1
SCRIMPY 1
SCRIMY 1
SCROOGEY 1
SCRUPULOUS 1
SETS A POOR TABLE 1
SHARP 1
SHREWD 1
SHREWD TRADER 1
SKIMP 1
SKIMPY WITH SPENDING 1
SKINCY 1
SLOVENLY 1
SMOOTH 1
STRING SAVER 1
SURE NOT WASTEFUL 1
TAKES CARE OF HER MONEY 1
THOROUGH 1
THRIFTY IN HER WAYS 1
THRIFTY PERSON 1
THRIVING 1
TIDY 1
TIGHT AS A BULL’S ASS IN FLY TIME 1
TIGHT AS HELL 1
TIGHT ON HER MONEY 1
TIGHT WITH HER MONEY 1
TOO TIGHT TO LIVE 1
TOUGH 1
VERY POOR MANAGER 1
WATCHES EVERY CENT 1
WISE 1

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