AskDefine | Define cheeseparing

Dictionary Definition

cheeseparing adj : giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man" [syn: close, near, penny-pinching]

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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