avaricious


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Synonyms for avaricious

Synonyms for avaricious

having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity

Synonyms for avaricious

immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

References in classic literature ?
But we, in accordance with the principle already affirmed by us, will not believe them when they tell us both;-- if he was the son of a god, we maintain that hd was not avaricious; or, if he was avaricious he was not the son of a god.
It heightens and inflames our passions (generally indeed that passion which is uppermost in our mind), so that the angry temper, the amorous, the generous, the good-humoured, the avaricious, and all other dispositions of men, are in their cups heightened and exposed.
They both agreed in calling him an old screw; which means a very stingy, avaricious person.
I do not know what was her attitude to the unseen, but I know that in the affairs of this world she was avaricious, greedy, and unscrupulous.
His avaricious manner of collecting all the eatables about him, and devouring some with his eyes while devouring others with his jaws, was the same manner.
Ill-treating the boys, you covetous, avaricious, in-sa-ti-a-ble old fence?
When I came to England, attracted to the country with which I had none but most miserable associations, by the accounts of my fine inheritance that found me abroad, I came back, shrinking from my father's money, shrinking from my father's memory, mistrustful of being forced on a mercenary wife, mistrustful of my father's intention in thrusting that marriage on me, mistrustful that I was already growing avaricious, mistrustful that I was slackening in gratitude to the two dear noble honest friends who had made the only sunlight in my childish life or that of my hearthroken sister.
Then, she took an impatient walk to the other end of the room and back, and said, 'I wish Pa was here to have a talk about an avaricious marriage; but he is better away, poor dear, for I know I should pull his hair if he WAS here.
Now I know the Grand Depart has been snaffled up by avaricious camp site owners and jobsworths at Kirklees Council but surely some bright spark in the Town Hall just might have thought that if they really had to put up national flags then it might have been polite to include the French.
Her telephone technique was deplorable, so I have empathy with correspondent Charles Chadwick (Letters, November 2) and I too put charity request in with my paper waste and only support one charity who have never been avaricious
We are shocked that a major German newspaper would publish a drawing that depicts the state of Israel in the form of an avaricious, bloodthirsty monster," said Berger.
He attacked "the avaricious greed of financial entrepreneurs and their apologists, who view care for the elderly as just another commodity and market opportunity to make vast sums of money".
It would appear from your recent letters (Tony Mulhearn, Daily Post, March 16; Brian Pritchard, Daily Post, March 16; et al) that there is a residue of that movement ready to exploit the present justifiable anger at avaricious, arrogant bankers and propel our city back into that chaos.
While supporting the need for a new school, the campaign to save Rumney Recreation Ground from the clutches of an avaricious council will continue.
THE greedy bankers must be delighted that the spotlight has been redirected from their avaricious activity and is now revealing to the long-suffering tax-payer the grotesque spectacle of the Parliamentary pigs gorging themselves at the public trough.