Avarice is a great desire to be rich.
- The definition of avarice means greed or a great a desire to be rich.
An example of avarice is deciding which college degree to get and which job to take based only on the expected salary.
Origin of avariceMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin avaritia ; from avarus, greedy ; from avere, to desire
Origin of avariceMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus, greedy, from avēre, to desire.
From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (“greedy”).