The definition of avarice means greed or a great a desire to be rich.(noun)
An example of avarice is deciding which college degree to get and which job to take based only on the expected salary.
See avarice in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < L avaritia < avarus, greedy < avere, to desire
See avarice in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin avāritia
Origin: , from avārus, greedy
Origin: , from avēre, to desire.
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