Actuated by avarice greedy of gain immoderately desirous of acquiring residential property
- immoderately desirous of obtaining e.g. wide range
- Actuated by avarice; money grubbing of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
late 15c., from Old French avaricios "greedy, covetous" (modern-day French avaricieux), from avarice (see avarice). A vintage English word for it had been feoh-georn. Associated: Avariciously; avariciousness.
(a.) Actuated by avarice; money grubbing of gain; immoderately desirous of amassing home.
According to some (as De Quincey in his famous Essay) the sole object of Judas was to place Jesus in a position in which He should be compelled to make what had seemed to His followers the too tardy display of His Messianic power: according to others (and this view seems more in harmony with the Gospel narratives) Judas was an avaricious and dishonest man, who had already abused the confidence placed in him (John xii.