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miser

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People creep into childhood, bound into youth, sober in adulthood, and soften into old age.
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Etymology

Late Latin miser.

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miser

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  1. (pejorative) A person who hoards money rather than spending it; one who is cheap or extremely parsimonious.
    Ebenezer Scrooge was a stereotypical miser, he spent nothing he could save; neither giving to charity nor enjoying his wealth.

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Latin

Adjective

miser, f. misera, n. miserum

  1. poor
  2. wretched, pitiful
  3. miserable, unhappy
  4. worthless, null
  5. tragic
  6. sick
  7. tormenting

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References

  • H. H. Mallinckrodt, Latijn Nederlands woordenboek (Aula n° 24), Utrecht-Antwerpen, Spectrum, 1959 [Latin - Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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