Weird Word: Avaricious

by on Nov.18, 2013, under Articles, Writing

Avaricious

Adjective

  • Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.

Other Forms:

  • avariciously
  • avariciousness

Example Usage:

His grabs were avaricious and it took some coaxing to get him to calm down and take it slowly.

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Commentary:

I’ve heard of avarice so I guess it is safe to assume avaricious existed but I’ve never heard it or seen it, which is why it is making our list today. It was actually a little hard to come up with an example, since I’m so used to avarice the noun, as opposed to the adjective. We’re used to describing people as full of avarice, as opposed to being avaricious. But it makes for a nicer word than saying greedy all of the time.

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