|part of speech:
||marked by avarice; greedy, esp. for wealth; grasping.
The avaricious relatives fawned over their aging aunt in the hope of inheriting some of her wealth.
- similar words:
- covetous, grasping, greedy, sordid
||acquisitive, hack, mercenary, miserly, selfish, voracious
||avariciously (adv.), avariciousness (n.)