Synonyms of avaricious
graspingDictionary • He sacrificed his career so that his avaricious brother could succeed.
grasping • She is a grasping and manipulative young woman.
greedy • He attacked greedy bosses for awarding themselves big pay rises.
acquisitive • We live in an acquisitive society.
stingy • The West is stingy with aid.
mean • Don't be mean with the fabric, or the curtains will end up looking skimpy.
rapacious • He had a rapacious appetite for bird's nest soup.
penny-pinching • small-minded, penny-pinching administrators
parsimonious • the stereotype of the dour and parsimonious Scotsman
miserly • He is miserly with both his time and his money.
niggardly • Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
covetous • His sports car was attracting covetous stares.
tight-arsed (taboo, slang)
tight-assed (US, taboo, slang)
snoep (South Africa, informal)
tight as a duck's arse (taboo, slang)
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acquisitiveIf you describe a person or an organization as acquisitive, you do not approve of them because you think they are too concerned with getting new possessions.
• We live in an acquisitive society.
covetousA covetous person has a strong desire to possess something, especially something that belongs to another person.
• His sports car was attracting covetous stares.
graspingIf you describe someone as grasping, you are criticizing them for wanting to get and keep as much money as possible, and for being unwilling to spend it.
• She is a grasping and manipulative young woman.
Thesaurus for avaricious from the Collins English Thesaurus
An avaricious person is very greedy for money or possessions.