Definitions for avariciousˌæv əˈrɪʃ əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

av•a•ri•cious*ˌæv əˈrɪʃ əs(adj.)

  1. characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.

* Syn: avaricious , covetous , greedy suggest a desire to possess more of something than one needs or is entitled to. avaricious often implies a pathological greed for money or other valuables and usu. suggests a concomitant miserliness: an avaricious usurer.covetous implies a powerful and often illicit desire for the possessions of another: The book collector was covetous of my rare first edition.greedy , the most general of these terms, suggests an uncontrolled desire for almost anything: greedy for knowledge; greedy for power.

Origin of avaricious:

1425–75

av`a•ri′cious•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile(adj)

    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

    "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

Wiktionary

  1. avaricious(Adjective)

    Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avaricious(adj)

    actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property


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