- characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
Origin of avaricious
Examples from the Web for avaricious
And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we.Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era?
July 1, 2014
For this story has not been derived from hacked voicemails, an avaricious doctor, or a garrulous friend.Is Kate Preggers?
November 6, 2011
“There are so many couples who fit that bill,” she says of the avaricious pair.The Art World's Devil Wears Prada
May 13, 2010
He is a countryman of mine; and I know he is as avaricious as an Odomantian.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Many of them were avaricious, timid, lazy and inattentive to their duties.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
"Never mind the profits, you avaricious Jew," replied Lawless.Frank Fairlegh
Frank E. Smedley
The shell-fishes that bite them are their avaricious hearts.Theodoric the Goth
Greed, sometimes sat in the councils, and the avaricious bent the rules.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
Word Origin and History for avaricious
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.