Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an avaricious manner; with inordinate desire of gaining wealth; covetously.

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  • adverb In a greedy or self-serving manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a greedy manner

Etymologies

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From avaricious + -ly adverbial suffix

Examples

  • Only an industry as avariciously myopic as Big Coal would believe it would get away with such bald-faced dishonesty.

    Jeff Biggers: 55 Cents: The Cost of Big Coal Hubris, Disgraced West Virginian Pols and Betrayed Coalfield Residents

  • Only an industry as avariciously myopic as Big Coal would believe it would get away with such bald-faced dishonesty.

    Jeff Biggers: 55 Cents: The Cost of Big Coal Hubris, Disgraced West Virginian Pols and Betrayed Coalfield Residents

  • Their heads were bent forward, they were animated by a suppressed eagerness, their eyes flashed avariciously.

    THE HOUSE OF MAPUHI

  • He clutched it avariciously, looked at it as a miser looks at gold, and thrust it into his shirt bosom.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • He clutched it avariciously, looked at it as a miser looks at gold, and thrust it into his shirt bosom.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • "They thought … that it sufficed for a prince … to think up a sharp reply, to write a beautiful letter, to demonstrate wit and readiness in saying and words, to know how to weave a fraud … to conduct himself avariciously and proudly, to rot in idleness, to give military rank by favor …"

    Winner Takes All

  • The multitrillion dollar bailout of an avariciously reckless Wall Street rammed through Washington, without any input from an angry public, epitomized shared outrage.

    Where Left and Right Converge

  • The minute problem of people avariciously going for reductionism even when it is the wrong choice resolves itself by the competition on "the market of ideas".

    This is Getting Boring: General Relativity Passes Yet another Big Test! | Universe Today

  • "They thought … that it sufficed for a prince … to think up a sharp reply, to write a beautiful letter, to demonstrate wit and readiness in saying and words, to know how to weave a fraud … to conduct himself avariciously and proudly, to rot in idleness, to give military rank by favor …"

    Winner Takes All

  • "They thought … that it sufficed for a prince … to think up a sharp reply, to write a beautiful letter, to demonstrate wit and readiness in saying and words, to know how to weave a fraud … to conduct himself avariciously and proudly, to rot in idleness, to give military rank by favor …"

    Winner Takes All

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