-adj. 3. experimental, exploratory, innovative, groundbreaking; advanced, progressive, ahead of its time, forward looking; original, novel, unique, new; imaginative, creative, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual; modern, ultramodern, modernistic, contemporary, present day, Inf. far-out, Inf. way-out; (usu. of the arts) underground, counterculture, radical, revolutionary. avarice, n. 1. greed, graspingness, acquisitiveness, SI. grabbiness, avariciousness, rapacity, rapaciousness; selfishness, miserliness, penuriousness, parsimony, niggardliness; stinginess, meanness, close fistedness, tight-fistedness, mercenariness, venality.
2. ravenousness, voraciousness, gluttony, edacity, open-mouthedness, hoggishness, piggishness.
3. avidity, cupidity, yearning, craving, covetousness; eagerness, keenness, itch, appetite, stomach, U.S. Dial, big eye, appetence; anxiousness, breathlessness, impatience, longing; aspiration, hunger, ambitiousness. avaricious, adj. 1. greedy, covetous, eager for gain; acquisitive, grasping, grabbing, rapacious, ravenous, ravening, predatory, predacious; mercenary, venal, usurious; sordid, selfish, hoarding, possessive.
2. miserly, penurious, parsimonious, niggardly; stingy, mean, close-fisted, tight-fisted, close, Inf. tight, penny-pinching. avenge, v. revenge, take revenge, take vengeance for, wreak vengeance, vindicate; settle a score, wipe out an old score, exact satisfaction for; retaliate, repay, requite, injure in return for, Inf. get back at, Inf. get even, SI. get [s.o.], reward; punish, take the law into one's own hands. avenue, n. 1. boulevard, concourse, street, strip; main road, thoroughfare, Inf. drag, public road, roadway; drive, lane, terrace, circle, row; road, driveway, path, pathway, throughway.
2. means, way, channel, in; access, approach, admission, admittance; entrance, entry, entryway, entree, inlet, ingress; passage, passageway, corridor, gangway, walk, walkway.