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    skimp: positive or negative

    Is "skimp" a positive or a negative word?

    "thrift" is a positive word, where as "stingy" is a negative word. What about skimp?

    Thanks,
    Gopi

  1. matilda
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    Talking Re: skimp: positive or negative

    skim is a useful work when you want to find a spcefic thing in a long text


    but i don't think if it has a negative aspect or not.


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    Re: skimp: positive or negative

    'Skimp' not 'skim'

  2. matilda
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    wow!!!!!!!!!
    sorry.I goofed.
    it is negative.
    it means giving s.th less than proper amount, in a stingy way. it is used when s.b wants to behave economically, but he behaves like stingy ones



    Again sorry for the first post.

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    Re: skimp: positive or negative

    I agree- skimping is negative.

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