- characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
Origin of avaricious
Examples from the Web for avariciously
Historical Examples of avariciously
Her eyes gleamed out at him expectantly, avariciously, with some suspicion, too.The Prisoner
The man took it, eyed it avariciously and stuffed it into a pocket.Jack Harvey's Adventures
Ruel Perley Smith
I don't like his face—' it's avariciously vicious—he's greedy.Bulldog Carney
W. A. Fraser
And if it be avariciously asked, "How much must I give him?"
And if it be avariciously asked, 'How much must I give him?'
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.