avaricious


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av·a·ri·cious

 (ăv′ə-rĭsh′əs)
adj.
Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.

av′a·ri′cious·ly adv.
av′a·ri′cious·ness n.

av•a•ri•cious

(ˌæv əˈrɪʃ əs)

adj.
characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
[1425–75]
av`a•ri′cious•ly, adv.
av`a•ri′cious•ness, n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.avaricious - immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealthavaricious - 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"
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"

avaricious

adjective grasping, greedy, acquisitive, stingy, mean, miserable, rapacious, penny-pinching, parsimonious, miserly, niggardly, covetous, penurious, close-fisted, tight-arsed (taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) He sacrificed his career so that his avaricious brother could succeed.

avaricious

adjective
Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity:
Informal: grabby.
Translations
طامِع في جَمْع المال
hrabivýlakomý
grådiggrisk
ágjarn, fégjarn
harispara canlısı

avaricious

[ˌævəˈrɪʃəs] ADJavaro

avaricious

[ˌævəˈrɪʃəs] adjâpre au gain

avaricious

avaricious

[ˌævəˈrɪʃəs] adjavaro/a

avarice

(ˈӕvəris) noun
strong desire for money etc; greed.
ˌavaˈricious (-ʃəs) adjective

avaricious

a. avaricioso-a, ruin, miserable.
References in classic literature ?
The man was of powerful frame, and too avaricious to part with his goods without a struggle.
inter- rupted Smug, the wheelwright, with a fine avaricious glow in his eye.
He had grown very avaricious in his old age, and used to go off stealthily to hunt for non-existent and impossible gold among those perilous peaks and precipices.
And did you ever hear that my father was an avaricious, grasping man?
I could not picture a father treating a dying child as tyrannically and wickedly as I afterwards learned Heathcliff had treated him, to compel this apparent eagerness: his efforts redoubling the more imminently his avaricious and unfeeling plans were threatened with defeat by death.
How I had a grasping, avaricious wish to shut out everybody from her but myself, and to be all in all to her, at that unseasonable time of all times.
I don't take to Philip," said he, smiling, "for it sounds like a moral boy out of the spelling-book, who was so lazy that he fell into a pond, or so fat that he couldn't see out of his eyes, or so avaricious that he locked up his cake till the mice ate it, or so determined to go a bird's-nesting that he got himself eaten by bears who lived handy in the neighbourhood.
It was not in places of general resort, or where their equals were assembled, that any avaricious or malevolent noble durst offer him injury.
Now the king had a grand-vizir who was avaricious, and envious, and a very bad man.
They know from experience that they sometimes err; and the wonder is that they so seldom err as they do, beset, as they continually are, by the wiles of parasites and sycophants, by the snares of the ambitious, the avaricious, the desperate, by the artifices of men who possess their confidence more than they deserve it, and of those who seek to possess rather than to deserve it.
The king was winning; and as he was very avaricious, he was in an excellent humor.
Ah, how strange it seems that such a young and beautiful woman should be so avaricious.