Avarice is a great 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 avaritia, from avarus, greedy, from av&emacron;re, to desire.
From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (“greedy”).