characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous.
And if both women are more amoral and avaricious than Ma Joad and Mama Younger, well, so are we.
Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era? Katie Baker June 30, 2014
“There are so many couples who fit that bill,” she says of the avaricious pair.
The Art World’s Devil Wears Prada James Reginato May 12, 2010
For this story has not been derived from hacked voicemails, an avaricious doctor, or a garrulous friend.
Is Kate Preggers? Tom Sykes November 5, 2011
What if his government were proved to be one of the most corrupt, avaricious, tyrannical, that ever existed upon earth?
Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries William Hogan
The avaricious are out of the pale of peace already, and at all events.
Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
He knew instinctively that she was avaricious by nature, and would be likely to do anything for gain.
The Day of Judgment Joseph Hocking
Many of them were avaricious, timid, lazy and inattentive to their duties.
The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) Henry Martyn Baird
“Unscrupulous, fierce, and avaricious,” he is a type of the great feudal churchmen when they were veritable rulers.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury Gleeson White
What, and expose all our hoarded wealth to the eyes of the avaricious crew!
Captain Mugford W.H.G. Kingston
And she strove to impart an expression of compassionate good-nature to her long, avaricious, false face.
Fruitfulness Emile Zola
late 15c., from Old French avaricios “greedy, covetous” (Modern French avaricieux), from avarice (see avarice). An Old English word for it was feoh-georn. Related: Avariciously; avariciousness.
characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous. Historical Examples Her eyes gleamed out at him expectantly, avariciously, with some suspicion, too. The Prisoner Alice Brown The man took it, eyed it avariciously and stuffed it into a pocket. Jack Harvey’s Adventures Ruel Perley Smith And if it be avariciously asked, “How much must I give him?” The […]
adjective (of certain tissues, such as cartilage) lacking blood vessels avascular a·vas·cu·lar (ā-vās’kyə-lər) adj. Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels. a·vas’cu·lar’i·ty (-lār’ĭ-tē) n. avascular (ā-vās’kyə-lər) Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels.
- Avascular graft
avascular graft avascular graft n. A skin allograft that does not become vascularized.
avascularization avascularization a·vas·cu·lar·i·za·tion (ā-vās’kyə-lər-ĭ-zā’shən) n. The exclusion of blood from a part or a tissue. A loss of blood vessels, as in the tissue that forms in scarring.