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 Dictionary entry overview: What does avaricious mean? 

AVARICIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective AVARICIOUS has 1 sense:

1. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

  Familiarity information: AVARICIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AVARICIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1avaricious [BACK TO TOP]


Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth


avaricious; grabby; grasping; greedy; covetous; prehensile

Context examples:

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 greedier / prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees


acquisitive (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas)

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