Avarice meaning

ăvə-rĭs
Too great a desire to have wealth; cupidity.
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Immoderate desire for 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin avāritia, from avārus (“greedy”).

    From Wiktionary