Avarice definitions

ăv'ə-rĭs
Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity.
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Too great a desire to have wealth; cupidity.
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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.

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Inordinate desire for some supposed good.
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Origin of avarice

Middle English from Old French from Latin avāritia from avārus greedy from avēre to desire