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avaricious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word avaricious

(adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
Example Sentence
  • they are avaricious and will do anything for money
  • casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
  • a grasping old miser
  • grasping commercialism
  • greedy for money and power
  • grew richer and greedier
  • prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees

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comes from avarice=a+var(war)::in a war evry1 becomes greedy.
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by khush54321

avaricious:- avaricious sounds like avar(this time) rici(rice) ous(us); This time we will get rice from field & become rich.
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by shaktipada

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