An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (avaricious)
a. miserly
Tenía un tío avaro que, cuando murió, dejó millones de dólares.He had a miserly uncle who, when he died, left millions of dollars.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (avaricious person)
a. miser
Ese avaro ni siquiera me quería prestar dinero para el autobús.That miser wouldn't even lend me the money for the bus.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. miserly, mean
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. miser
avaroa avara
miserly; mean
ser avaro de o en alabanzas to be sparing in one's praise
ser avaro en alabanzas
ser avaro de palabras to be a person of few words
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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