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adjective as in greedy

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And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we.

For this story has not been derived from hacked voicemails, an avaricious doctor, or a garrulous friend.

“There are so many couples who fit that bill,” she says of the avaricious pair.

Though good and worthy in his way, the old man was avaricious, and possessed an enormous amount of family pride.

Strictly reared by a mother gentle and devout, and by a father hard and avaricious.

He had the reputation of being an avaricious man; but she was beginning to think he was probably poorer than people knew.

Why do so many persons, who are neither ambitious nor avaricious, toil with such untiring ardour?

I knocked open the boxes and spread the goods, and then they acted avaricious, particularly the old man with the chicken bones.


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to avaricious, such as: covetous, gluttonous, hoarding, money-grubbing, pleonectic, and predatory.

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