Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity.
Too great a desire to have wealth; cupidity.
Webster's New World
Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
Inordinate desire for some supposed good.
Origin of Avarice
Middle English from Old French from Latin avāritia from avārus greedy from avēre to desire
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (“greedy”).
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