Definición de avaricious en inglés


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  • Having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

    ‘avaricious corporate bosses looking to maximize profits’
    • ‘Early poverty left her with an avaricious streak and occasionally greed has cost her.’
    • ‘Why should I have to stand up and behave like other greedy, acquisitive, avaricious people, arguing and shouting and snarling about something which is a well known truth and is not to be questioned?’
    • ‘The first act deals with the beastly behaviour of bees and act two features avaricious beetles, greedy ducks and dopey crickets with a pronounced Cork accent.’
    • ‘His love of material things makes him rather avaricious and petty.’
    • ‘The princess had just about everything her little avaricious heart desired.’
    • ‘The bill fails to control the corporate price-gouging, soaking taxpayers to enrich the avaricious companies.’
    • ‘The lake has unfortunately lost its pristine glory over the years due to the ceaseless encroachments of the avaricious residents.’
    • ‘By now the dignitaries - the movers & shakers & financiers - are leathery lizards with avaricious grins.’
    • ‘They also have to ensure that our resources are properly and fairly distributed and do not simply disappear into the pockets of an avaricious elite.’
    • ‘After all, those corporations are big campaign contributors to both parties, and members of both parties rallied to their avaricious cause.’
    • ‘Being an avaricious sort, I keep a long, ever-expanding list of coveted items which I trot out at the appropriate holidays, anniversaries and birthdays.’
    • ‘It is time both parents and ambitious students thought of giving a snub to all those avaricious private medical and engineering colleges.’
    • ‘Though avaricious capitalists are easy and popular targets for derision, this tale is decidedly more quirky and original than cliché.’
    • ‘I am an avaricious devourer of tedious reports.’
    • ‘I believe that those who went on the rampage were essentially deceitful, avaricious, and prone to anger, hate, and violence.’
    grasping, acquisitive, covetous, greedy, rapacious, mercenary, materialistic, miserly
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/ˌavəˈriSHəs/ /ˌævəˈrɪʃəs/


Late Middle English from Old French avaricieux, based on Latin avarus ‘greedy’.