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Close-fisted; stingy.

tight′fist′ed·ness n.
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the quality or state of being tightfisted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tightfistedness - extreme stinginesstightfistedness - extreme stinginess      
stinginess - a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money
littleness, pettiness, smallness - lack of generosity in trifling matters
miserliness - total lack of generosity with money
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