adjective av·a·ri·cious \ˌa-və-ˈri-shəs\

Definition of AVARICIOUS

:  greedy of gain :  excessively acquisitive especially in seeking to hoard riches
av·a·ri·cious·ly adverb
av·a·ri·cious·ness noun

Examples of AVARICIOUS

  1. <an avaricious scheme to con the elderly couple out of thousands of dollars>

First Known Use of AVARICIOUS

15th century


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