avaricious avaricious


  • (adj) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

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  1. They begin sparking on the adventurous cattle drive that is required to save the old homestead from their rich and avaricious neighbors.
  2. A strange library book allows her to visit ancient China, where she meets a handsome but avaricious young warrior.
  3. The Marcos plundering seems ultimately a cheerless affair, covert though sometimes ostentatious, avaricious though often prodigal.



  1. "The avaricious Chandlers for the next quarter century bit their tongues while Otis built the newspaper into one of the most powerful in the country, both from a circulation and advertising revenue side as well as journalistically," said Dennis...
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Dennis McDougal Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Avaricious powers can't create any obstacles on the way to the progress of our nation," Ahmadinejad told a crowd in the town of Miandoab in northwestern Iran.
    on Sep 2, 2006 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "No one in the mining industry is safe from our avaricious nature in Australia once we have the adequate currency," Mr Friedland said during a presentation at the Diggers and Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie yesterday. "Acquisition is the...
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Robert Friedland Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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subordinate subordinate
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