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ˌæv əˈrɪʃ əsavari·cious

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. avaricious

    Avaricious and covetous refer especially to acquisition, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, and penurious to expenditure. The avaricious man has an eager craving for money, and ordinarily desires both to get and to keep, the covetous man to get something away from its possessor; tho one may be made avaricious by the pressure of great expenditures. Miserly and niggardly persons seek to gain by mean and petty savings; the miserly by stinting themselves, the niggardly by stinting others. Parsimonious and penurious may apply to one's outlay either for himself or for others; in the latter use, they are somewhat less harsh and reproachful terms than niggardly. The close man holds like a vise all that he gets. Near and nigh are provincial words of similar import. The rapacious have the robber instinct, and put it in practise in some form, as far as they dare. The avaricious and rapacious are ready to reach out for gain; the parsimonious, miserly, and niggardly prefer the safer and less adventurous way of avoiding expenditure. Greedy and stingy are used not only of money, but often of other things, as food, etc. The greedy child wishes to enjoy everything himself; the stingy child, to keep others from getting it.

    Synonyms:
    close, covetous, greedy, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, rapacious, sordid, stingy

    Antonyms:
    bountiful, free, generous, liberal, munificent, prodigal, wasteful

    Preposition:
    The monarch was avaricious of power.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileadjective

    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

    "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

    Synonyms:
    devouring(a), avid, grabby, grasping, esurient, greedy, covetous, envious, jealous, prehensile

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avariciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    miserly, penurious, parsimonious, sordid, illiberal, niggardly, mercenary, close, stingy, mean, grasping, close-fisted, hard-fisted, COVETOUS, eager for gain (for the sake of hoarding it)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. avariciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    covetous, greedy

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