from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Characterized by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property; eager to acquire or possess.
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- adjective Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
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Actuatedby avarice; greedyof gain; immoderately desirousof accumulatingproperty.
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- adjective immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
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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
The History of Education; educational practice and progress considered as a phase of the development and spread of western civilization Ellwood Patterson Cubberley 1904
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.
Goldsmith English Men of Letters Series William Black 1869
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.
NY Daily News 2011
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.
NY Daily News 2011
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.
The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical Developement. 1789-1850 1870
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.
Melmoth the Wanderer 2004
mohitanand commented on the word avaricious
adjective: excessively greedy
Since avaricious desire is similar to gluttony or lust--sins of excess--it was listed as one of the seven deadly sins by the Catholic church.
October 19, 2016