Avaricious

  • 1 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: {Avaricious},… …

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  • 2 avaricious — index illiberal, insatiable, mercenary, parsimonious, rapacious, venal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 avaricious — late 15c., from O.Fr. avaricios greedy, covetous (Mod.Fr. avaricieux), from avarice (see AVARICE (Cf. avarice)). An O.E. word for it was feoh georn. Related: Avariciously; avariciousness …

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  • 4 avaricious — *covetous, acquisitive, grasping, greedy Analogous words: miserly, close, closefisted, parsimonious, *stingy Antonyms: generous Contrasted words: *liberal, bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, munificent: lavish, prodigal (see PROFUSE) …

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  • 5 avaricious — [adj] greedy covetous, gluttonous, hoarding, money grubbing*, pleonectic, predatory, rapacious, selfish, tight*; concepts 404,542 …

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  • 6 avaricious — [av΄ə rish′əs] adj. full of avarice; greedy for riches SYN. GREEDY avariciously adv. avariciousness n …

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  • 7 avaricious — avariciously, adv. avariciousness, n. /av euh rish euhs/, adj. characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous. [1425 75; late ME; see AVARICE, IOUS] Syn. AVARICIOUS, COVETOUS, GREEDY, RAPACIOUS share the sense of desiring to possess more of something …

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  • 8 avaricious — av•a•ri•cious [[t]ˌæv əˈrɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous • Etymology: 1425–75 av a•ri′cious•ly, adv. av a•ri′cious•ness, n. syn: avaricious, covetous, greedy suggest a desire to possess more of something than one needs… …

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  • 9 avaricious — [[t]æ̱vərɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) An avaricious person is very greedy for money or possessions. He sacrificed his own career so that his avaricious brother could succeed …

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  • 10 avaricious — adjective /ˌævəˈrɪʃəs/ Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property. In a word, he was called a hard, avaricious, rapacious man, whose chief business was to enrich himself... See Also: avarice …

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  • 11 avaricious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. greedy, grasping, covetous, mercenary; see greedy 1 . See Synonym Study at greedy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [AV ur ISH us] greedy. He was after her money; he was avaricious. SYN.: greedy,… …

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  • 12 avaricious — avarice ► NOUN ▪ extreme greed for wealth or material gain. DERIVATIVES avaricious adjective. ORIGIN from Latin avarus greedy …

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  • 13 avaricious — adjective immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth they are avaricious and will do anything for money casting covetous eyes on his neighbor s fields a grasping old miser grasping commercialism greedy for money and power grew richer and… …

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  • 14 avaricious — adjective Date: 15th century greedy of gain ; excessively acquisitive especially in seeking to hoard riches Synonyms: see covetous • avariciously adverb • avariciousness noun …

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  • 15 avaricious — Synonyms and related words: a hog for, acquisitive, all devouring, avid, bottomless, cheap, close, closefisted, coveting, covetous, devouring, esurient, gluttonous, gobbling, grabby, grasping, greedy, hardfisted, hoggish, illiberal, insatiable,… …

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  • 16 avaricious — av·a·ri·cious || ‚ævÉ™ rɪʃəs adj. greedy, desiring power or wealth …

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  • 17 avaricious — a. Grasping, greedy (of gain), sordid, close, close fisted, hard fisted, eager for gain (for the sake of hoarding it). See covetous …

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  • 18 avaricious — adj 1. greedy, covetous, eager for gain; acquisitive, grasping, grabbing, rapacious, ravenous, ravening, predatory, predacious; mercenary, venal, usurious; sordid, selfish, hoarding, possessive. 2. miserly, penurious, parsimonious, niggardly;… …

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  • 19 avaricious — av·a·ri·cious …

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  • 20 avaricious — See: avarice …

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