avaricious

[ av-uh-rish-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF avaricious
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He is a countryman of mine; and I know he is as avaricious as an Odomantian.

Many of them were avaricious, timid, lazy and inattentive to their duties.

"Never mind the profits, you avaricious Jew," replied Lawless.

The shell-fishes that bite them are their avaricious hearts.

Greed, sometimes sat in the councils, and the avaricious bent the rules.

Conjectures about the motives of Avaricious men, v.121 to 153.

The avaricious are out of the pale of peace already, and at all events.

Every man you come across is an avaricious, designing creature.

What, and expose all our hoarded wealth to the eyes of the avaricious crew!

This did moderately well for a time;—in fact, I was not avaricious, but my dog was.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Old French avaricios "greedy, covetous" (Modern French avaricieux), from avarice (see avarice). An Old English word for it was feoh-georn. Related: Avariciously; avariciousness.

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