Miser

Mi"ser

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