avaro

adj.
avaricious, greedy, grasping, miserly.
m.
miser, moneygrubber, Scrooge, money-grubber.
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avaro
adjetivo
1 (tacaño) avaricious, miserly, mean; (codicioso) greedy, avaricious
nombre masculino,nombre femenino
1 (tacaño) miser; (codicioso) greedy person
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avaro, -a
1.
ADJ miserly, mean

ser avaro de o en alabanzas — to be sparing in one's praise

ser avaro de palabras — to be a person of few words

2.
SM / F miser
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I
-ra adjetivo miserly
II
-ra masculino, femenino miser
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= miser, stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
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I
-ra adjetivo miserly
II
-ra masculino, femenino miser
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= miser, stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.

Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

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avaro1 -ra
adjective
miserly
avaro2 -ra
masculine, feminine
miser
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avaro
-ra adjetivo

miserly
■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
miser
avaro,-a
1 adjetivo avaricious, miserly
II sustantivo masculino y femenino miser

'avaro' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
avara
- rata
- miserable
- ruin
English:
miser
- miserly
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avaro, -a
adj
[codicioso] greedy; [tacaño] miserly, stingy, Br mean
nm,f
[codicioso] greedy person; [tacaño] miser
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avaro
I adj miserly;
ser avaro de algo be sparing with sth;
es muy avaro de su vida personal he gives very little away about his private life
II m, avara f miser
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avaro, -ra adj
: miserly, greedy
avaro, -ra n
: miser
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avaro1 adj mean
avaro2 n miser

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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