Definition of avaricious in English:

avaricious

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Pronunciation: /avəˈrɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

avariciously

adverb
More example sentences
  • As China sheds its cultural opposition to consumerism, decadence and so on, it is quickly and avariciously making the move from commodity manufacturing to rolling-out consumer brands.
  • I especially liked the way that PC looked avariciously at it last night and said ‘Ohhh, where did you get that?’
  • TV dramas and shows are partly to blame for this trend if people pursue money avariciously.

avariciousness

noun
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  • I did not know that this covers a grasping avariciousness by the family towards the children.
  • This has, he argues, ‘removed the taint of avariciousness that had always discoloured the market’.
  • I would suggest however, that the richer members of York society are just as guilty and that it's their avariciousness that is also to blame.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French avaricieux, based on Latin avarus 'greedy'.

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