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Princeton's WordNet

  1. avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritia(noun)

    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

  2. avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupidity(noun)

    extreme greed for material wealth

Wiktionary

  1. avarice(Noun)

    Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.

  2. avarice(Noun)

    Inordinate desire for some supposed good.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Avarice(noun)

    an excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity

    Etymology: [F. avaritia, fr. avarus avaricious, prob. fr. avre to covet, fr. a root av to satiate one's self: cf. Gr. 'a`menai, 'a^sai, to satiate, Skr. av to satiate one's self, rejoice, protect.]

  2. Avarice(noun)

    an inordinate desire for some supposed good

    Etymology: [F. avaritia, fr. avarus avaricious, prob. fr. avre to covet, fr. a root av to satiate one's self: cf. Gr. 'a`menai, 'a^sai, to satiate, Skr. av to satiate one's self, rejoice, protect.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Avarice

    av′ar-is, n. eager desire for wealth: covetousness.—adj. Avari′cious, extremely covetous: greedy.—adv. Avari′ciously.—n. Avari′ciousness. [Fr.—L. avaritiaavarus, greedy—avēre, to pant after.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Avarice

    Avarice is reprehensible acquisitiveness, excessive and insatiable desire to acquire or possess more wealth, riches or material gain than one needs or deserves. In other words, avarice is the highest level of greed or greediness.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on March 3, 2018  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of avarice in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of avarice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of avarice in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Avarice is reprehensible acquisitiveness, excessive and insatiable desire to acquire or possess more wealth, riches or material gain than one needs or deserves. In other words, avarice is the highest level of greed or greediness. Now listen up, wealth or success is good and worthwhile too. But, you should not quest for it desperately, fraudulently or dubiously. Besides that, genuine wealth or success is meant to be acquired or achieved overtime and not at all overnight. -Emeasoba George

  2. Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy:

    Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire.

  3. David Hume:

    Avarice, the spur of industry.

  4. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson:

    My friends are my estate. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them

  5. Dante Alighieri:

    Avarice, envy, pride,Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.

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