Stinˇgy \'stin-je\ adj stinˇgiˇer; -est [prob. Fr. (assumed) E dial. Stinge, n., sting; akin to OE stingan to sting] (1659) 1: not generous or liberal : sparing or scant in giving or spending 2 : meanly scanty or small - stinˇgiˇly \-je-le\ adv - stinˇgiˇness \-je-nes \ n syn STINGY, CLOSE, NIGGARDLY, PARSIMONIOUS, PENURIUS, MISERLY mean being unwilling or showing unwillingness to share with others. STINGY implies a marked lack of generosity CLOSE suggests keeping a tight grip on one's money and possessions NIGGARDLY implies giving or spending the very smallest amount possible PARSIMONIOUS suggests a frugality so extreme as to lead to stinginess; PENURIOUS implies niggardliness that gives an appearance of actual poverty; MISERLY suggests a sordid avariciousness and a morbid pleasure in hoarding.

* Being that the word uncooperative was not listed separately from cooperative.