adjective Date: circa 1656 1. stingy, closefisted 2. hardhanded 2

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  • avaricious — Synonyms and related words: a hog for, acquisitive, all devouring, avid, bottomless, cheap, close, closefisted, coveting, covetous, devouring, esurient, gluttonous, gobbling, grabby, grasping, greedy, hardfisted, hoggish, illiberal, insatiable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • illiberal — Synonyms and related words: authoritarian, avaricious, biased, bigot, bigoted, borne, chauvinist, cheap, close, closed, closefisted, constricted, cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, doctrinaire, dogmatist, fanatic, fanatical, grudging,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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