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- avaritious (obsolete)
- avaricius (obsolete)
From Middle English avaricious, from Old French avaricieux, from avarice, from Latin avaritia (“greed”), from avarus (“greedy”), of avere (“crave, long for”).
avaricious (comparative more avaricious, superlative most avaricious)
- Actuated by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
- 1835, Robert Montgomery Bird, The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow:
- In a word, he was called a hard, avaricious, rapacious man, whose chief business was to enrich himself...
- See Thesaurus:greedy
actuated by avarice
- Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “avaricious”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
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