Miser

Definition of Miser

Mi´ser   Pronunciation: mī´zẽr
n.1.
1.A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune.
The woeful words of a miser now despairing.
- Sir P. Sidney.
2.A despicable person; a wretch.
3.A covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard.
As some lone miser, visiting his store,
Bends at his treasure, counts, recounts it o'er.
- Goldsmith.
4.A stingy person; one very reluctant to spend money.
5.A kind of large earth auger.

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