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Miser (root: miser)



Misern. [L. miser wretched, miserable; cf. Gr. mi^sos hate, misei^n to hate: cf. It. & Sp. misero wretched, avaricious.].
  •  A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "The woeful words of a miser now despairing."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A despicable person; a wretch.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard.  [1913 Webster]
    "As some lone miser, visiting his store,
    Bends at his treasure, counts, recounts it o'er.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stingy person; one very reluctant to spend money.  [PJC]
  •  A kind of large earth auger.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]


Miser, n.
1 a person who hoards wealth and lives miserably.
2 an avaricious person.

L, = wretched



Silas Marner, accumulator, bill collector, cheapskate, churl, collection agent, collector, connoisseur, curmudgeon, douanier, dunner, exciseman, farmer, gatherer, glutton, hog, magpie, muckworm, niggard, pack rat, penny pincher, pig, piker, pinchfist, pinchgut, pinchpenny, save-all, scrooge, skin, skinflint, stiff, tax collector, tightwad




N parsimony, parcity, parsimoniousness, stinginess, stint, illiberality, tenacity, avarice, greed, miser, niggard, churl, screw, skinflint, crib, codger, muckworm, scrimp, lickpenny, hunks, curmudgeon, Harpagon, harpy, extortioner, Jew, usurer, Hessian, pinch fist, pinch penny, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, scrubby, penny wise, near, niggardly, close, fast handed, close handed, strait handed, close fisted, hard fisted, tight fisted, tight, sparing, chary, grudging, griping, illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious, greedy, extortionate, rapacious, with a sparing hand, desunt inopioe multa avaritiae omnia, hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill, the unsunn'd heaps of miser's treasures.

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