Origin of avariceMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin avaritia from avarus, greedy from avere, to desire
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 from Old French from Latin avāritia from avārus greedy from avēre to desire
From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (“greedy”).
- It was an incredibly rapid evolution, driven by avarice, compulsion, globalization, and changing societal values!
- The egoism of the upper classes held military duty in contempt, while their avarice depopulated the countryside, whence the legions had drawn their recruits.
- To the cruelty and avarice of Charles he opposed a generous humanity.
- Avarice, luxury and the glaring inequality in the distribution of wealth, threatened to bring about the speedy fall of the state if no cure could be found.
- The British, deluded by their avarice, still cherished extravagant ideas of Indian wealth; nor would they listen to the unwelcome truth.