avariciousness
noun see avaricious

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  • avariciousness — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Avariciousness — Avaricious Av a*ri cious ([a^]v [.a]*r[i^]sh [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. avaricieux.] Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property. [1913 Webster] Syn: Greedy; stingy; rapacious; griping; sordid; close. Usage:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avariciousness — See avariciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • avariciousness — noun The state or quality of being avaricious …   Wiktionary

  • avariciousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves: acquisitiveness, avarice, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, graspingness, greed. Informal: grabbiness. See DESIRE, GIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • avariciousness — av·a·ri·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • avariciousness — noun extreme greed for material wealth • Syn: ↑avarice, ↑covetousness, ↑cupidity • Derivationally related forms: ↑covetous (for: ↑covetousness), ↑avaricious, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • greed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. greediness, desire, cupidity, avidity, avarice. See gluttony, parsimony. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. greediness, avidity, selfishness, eagerness, avarice, voracity, excess, rapacity, gluttony, piggishness …   English dictionary for students

  • covetousness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. avarice, Cupidity, avariciousness; see greed . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Resentful or painful desire for another s advantages: enviousness, envy, jealousy. See DESIRE. 2. Excessive desire for more than one needs or… …   English dictionary for students

  • covetousness — noun 1. an envious eagerness to possess something (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑envy, ↑enviousness 2. reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins) • Syn: ↑avarice, ↑greed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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