Definition of avarice in English:

avarice

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Pronunciation: /ˈav(ə)rɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Extreme greed for wealth or material gain: he was rich beyond the dreams of avarice
More example sentences
  • Being free from avarice, the material wealth has absolutely no significance for Shiva.
  • The staggering truth, as we discovered, was that the degree of avarice and greed was so much that you could actually work yourself all the way up.
  • In a time when avarice and greed is epidemic, why is a belief system that targets desire and possessions as the cause of unhappiness drawing hundreds of new followers each year?
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin avaritia, from avarus 'greedy'.

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