American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property; eager to acquire or possess.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
- adj. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
- From Old French avaricios, of avarice, from Latin avaritia ("greed"), from avarus ("greedy"), of avere ("crave, long for"). (Wiktionary)
“Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because there is nothing to be gained by him.”
“He is often called avaricious, because, like Frau von Sigmundskron, he is often very, very poor; but he has never been called a coward, nor a traitor, by any man, or class of men, who knew him.”
“It is sad to note that in some instances much-needed cooperation has been lacking and the economy has been held to ransom because of what one might call avaricious tendencies," the president said.”
“The Lombards were called avaricious, vicious and cowardly; the Romans, seditious, turbulent and slanderous; the Sicilians, tyrannical and cruel; the inhabitants of”
“Goldsmith was certainly more at home in this sort of writing, than in gravely lecturing people against the vice of gambling; in warning tradesmen how ill it became them to be seen at races; in demonstrating that justice is a higher virtue than generosity; and in proving that the avaricious are the true benefactors of society.”
“So now, if these teams think I am going to refer to their avaricious stadium by a new isponsor's name, they are sadly mistaken.”
“So now, if these teams think I am going to refer to their avaricious stadium by a new sponsor's name, they are sadly mistaken.”
“Still, the injunction may have been given in view of the character of the individual Pharisees before him, who may have been known as avaricious men; and Christ may have known that to part with their money would be a test of love which they could not stand.”
“Finally, we know that Father Doria very likely will not be saved, because he is sadistic, "avaricious" 88, and completely insensible to Guilo's youth, innocence, gentleness, and beauty.”
“Old Melmoth died in the course of that night, and died as he had lived, in a kind of avaricious delirium.”
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