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English Dictionary: avariciousness by the DICT Development Group
2 results for avariciousness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. extreme greed for material wealth [syn: avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Avaricious \Av`a*ri"cious\, a. [Cf. F. avaricieux.]
      Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of
      accumulating property.
      Syn: Greedy; stingy; rapacious; griping; sordid; close.
      Usage: {Avaricious}, {Covetous}, {Parsimonious}, {Penurious},
                  {Miserly}, {Niggardly}. The avaricious eagerly grasp
                  after it at the expense of others, though not of
                  necessity with a design to save, since a man may be
                  covetous and yet a spendthrift. The penurious,
                  parsimonious, and miserly save money by disgraceful
                  self-denial, and the niggardly by meanness in their
                  dealing with others. We speak of persons as covetous
                  in getting, avaricious in retaining, parsimonious in
                  expending, penurious or miserly in modes of living,
                  niggardly in dispensing. -- {Av`a*ri"cious*ly}, adv.
                  -- {Av`a*ri"cious*ness}, n.
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