Definition of Avaricious

1. Adjective. Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth. "Prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"




Definition of Avaricious

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

Definition of Avaricious

1. Adjective. Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property. ¹

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Definition of Avaricious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avaricious

avant-gardists
avant-guard
avant-metal
avant la lettre
avantgarde
avantgardes
avantgardism
avantgardist
avantgardistic
avantgardists
avanti
avanturine
avaram
avarice
avarices
avaricious (current term)
avariciously
avariciousness
avaritia
avarous
avas
avascular
avascular necroses
avascular necrosis
avascularities
avascularity
avascularization
avast
avatar

Literary usage of Avaricious

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"avaricious. These terms are, properly speaking, epithets applied to things to ... The avaricious man and the miser are one and the same character, ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"avaricious AND ENVIOUS Two neighbours came before Jupiter and prayed him to grant their hearts' ... The avaricious man prayed to have a room full of gold. ..."

3. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"avaricious Overcapitalization Perhaps the most common instance of ... It seems to be a form of avaricious mania. The subject is treated more fully in a ..."

4. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1855)
"All offerings made to the gods, go to these avaricious priests ; aud the giving of presents and distribution of nimi'-y to Brahmins is the most effectual ..."

5. An Essay on Native Depravity by Leonard Woods (1835)
"You say, such a man is avaricious. But it may be that he is not now putting ... For though a very avaricious man, he may at present be wholly occupied with ..."

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