An example or avaricious is someone who charges his friends extra money when paying for a meal.
He showed indeed none of the avaricious temper so common among the politicians of the time.
Though probably not personally avaricious, he was justly accused of nepotism.
He promoted navigation and commerce, but was avaricious and deceitful.
I have been no avaricious oppressor of the people.
Ibn Batuta saw him when he visited India, and says that he was very avaricious.