Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Greedy of gain; grasping; miserly.

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Usage examples "avaricious":

  1. " Send him away; I've nothing for him," said Mrs. Hamilton, whose avaricious hand, larger far than her heart, grasped at and retained everything. - "Homestead on the Hillside", Mary Jane Holmes.
  2. His final income was large, but it was earned by incessant literary toil, which naturally rendered him avaricious of the rewards that might come to him. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
  3. Now I am not so avaricious as my grandfather, nor so lavish as my father, and I told the ambassador that I would depend on Scottish gold. - "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.