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Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.

av′a·ri′cious·ly adv.
av′a·ri′cious·ness n.
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Noun1.avariciousness - extreme greed for material wealthavariciousness - extreme greed for material wealth  
greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves


Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves:
Informal: grabbiness.
References in classic literature ?
It was quite evident from his very mannerism that Thurid had keenly guessed the man's weakness--even the clawlike, clutching movement of the fingers betokened the avariciousness of the miser.
But yet, with the persistent avariciousness of the white man, the Arabs clung to their loot, and when morning came forced the demoralized Manyuema to take up their burdens of death and stagger on into the jungle.
This contribution was only possible for them when they freed their hearts from avariciousness (shuhh).
Morrison focuses upon the unbridled growth of Euro-American avariciousness and possessiveness as points of departure harbingering racialized slavery in America.
However, cooperation is not possible among `Revisionist States' because they have avariciousness to dominate the strategic environment for themselves.
Moreover, the clerics are considered to be having avariciousness for power and finances, and would go far away for gaining power, pelf and prestige at any way.
Although this is a critical intervention in examinations of mission brutality, the idyll of the ranchero world, and the avariciousness of the Americans, an examination of labour needs to be done with regard to the complexity of Indigenous rebellion and resistance.
6) Hou Zhongyi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] makes the typical remark that "it is an 'eccentric' story that 'criticizes greed and avariciousness.
Our human flaws, our vices, our greed, our avariciousness, our very Daffyness both makes us want what Bugs has and keeps us from achieving it.
Joshi notes, Dunsany's criticism of religion goes beyond "merely a display of the duplicity and avariciousness of the priesthood: there is a fundamental questioning of the very foundations of religion" (Joshi 25-6).
From Jane Austen to John Updike, there have been plenty of novelists willing to explore the zeitgeist of capitalism: to mine the deep, productive vein of what money or the lack of it does to people, how it inspires and inflates and haunts and releases them--to whole new kinds of freedom, whole new levels of avariciousness and care.
Saint-Simon described the Marquis de Villars as an adaptable spirit, and a good actor with an open physiognomy, but with great self-esteem, ambition, avariciousness, and inclined to serve his own interests.