ETYM Cf. French avaricieux.
Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; SYN. covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile.
Meanly covetous or avarcious in dealing with others; stingy.
1. Not generous; SYN. ungenerous.
2. Selfishly unwilling to share with others; SYN. ungenerous.
Someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it).