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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
avaricious, cheap, clinging, close, grasping, hardfisted, illiberal, keeping, miserly, narrow, near, niggardly, penny-pinching, pinchfisted, pinching, save-all, stingy, tenacious, tight, tightfisted, ungenerous
Dictionary Results for closefisted:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: unwilling to part with money [syn: closefisted,
           hardfisted, tightfisted]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Closefisted \Close"fist`ed\, a.
   Covetous; niggardly. --Bp. Berkeley. "Closefisted
   contractors." --Hawthorne.
   [1913 Webster]

3. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
CLOSE-FISTED, adj.  Unduly desirous of keeping that which many
meritorious persons wish to obtain.

    "Close-fisted Scotchman!" Johnson cried
        To thrifty J. Macpherson;
    "See me -- I'm ready to divide
        With any worthy person."
    Sad Jamie:  "That is very true --
        The boast requires no backing;
    And all are worthy, sir, to you,
        Who have what you are lacking."
                                                         Anita M. Bobe

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