[nas–uh nt, ney-suh nt]
1. beginning to exist or develop: That nascent republic is holding its first election this month.
2. Chemistry. (of an element) in the nascent state
1. reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly.
2. meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter.
3. in the manner of a niggard.