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acquisitive, close-fisted, covetous, grasping, greedy, mean, miserable, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, rapacious, snoep     (S. Afr. informal)   stingy, tight-arsed     (taboo slang)   tight as a duck's arse     (taboo slang)   tight-assed     (U.S. taboo slang)  
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An avaricious person is very greedy for money or possessions.      adj   usu ADJ n     (disapproval)    He sacrificed his own career so that his avaricious brother could succeed.     

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