Avaricious meaning

ăvə-rĭshəs
The definition of avaricious is greedy and money-hungry.

An example or avaricious is someone who charges his friends extra money when paying for a meal.

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Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.
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Full of avarice; greedy for riches.
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Actuated by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
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Origin of avaricious

  • From Old French avaricieux, from avarice, from Latin avaritia (“greed”), from avarus (“greedy”), of avere (“crave, long for”).

    From Wiktionary