Person help people very much but not in case of money.

A: Can you lift this up?

B: Ya! sure

A: Thanks a lot, you are hulk.

B: Nah!

C: can you please give me 10$.

B: Sorry I don't have. (he lied).

What do we call this type of person?

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  • So you're asking for a word for someone who is generous with their time and effort, but not generous with money? – Max Williams Apr 6 '16 at 12:55
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    Meaning someone who will offer physical help, of which he he has an effectively unlimited supply (and giving it away results in a net gain for the other but no net loss for him) not a financial supply, of which he has a finite supply and any gift is a net loss to him? Normal, I'd hazard. Philosophically, Utilitarian. – Dan Bron Apr 6 '16 at 12:56
  • Why should he just give him $10? If someone asks you and if you don't give that person the amount which he wanted even though you had it with you, what would you call yourself? You can be called a liar since you said you don't have the money. – Nagarajan Shanmuganathan Apr 6 '16 at 12:58
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    I would say he's being sensitive to your feelings. If he said instead "I have the money but I'll not give it to you" that would leave you feeling worse than him simply saying he does not have the money. – Hot Licks Apr 6 '16 at 13:04
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    What kinda person is C, btw? Why does he need $10? Why would anyone give away 10? If it was for charity, maybe I would. If it was borrowing 10, maybe I would. But for no apparent reason? I wouldn't. Does that make me a liar? No. I'm being careful, is all. – NVZ Apr 6 '16 at 13:29

You could make an argument for frugal, such as this sentence:

'Although he was generous with his time, he was frugal with his money'

Sparing or economical as regards money or food


  • So "frugal with money", not just "*frugal". "Frugal" just means avoiding waste. Synonyms: economical, sparing, scotch, stinting. IOW, "frugal" is not a single-word answer to the question. – Drew Apr 6 '16 at 14:41

I suggest he was being careful with his money.

used humorously about someone who is not as generous with money as they should be


  • Not a single-word answer to the question. – Drew Apr 6 '16 at 14:41
  • It might be more beneficial to refuse a beggar. There's a difference between generous (giving to worthy causes) and overgenerous (giving in excess, unwisely). – Edwin Ashworth Apr 6 '16 at 16:10

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