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Definition of "avarice" []

  • Immoderate desire for wealth; cupidity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "avarice" in a sentence
  • "Zoretti was an Italian nobleman -- "one of those characters in whose bosom resides an unquenchable thirst of avarice" [ "_thirst_ of _avarice_" is good!], etc."
  • "They say at the end “we hate expencive” the last year it was “avarice is wicked” or somethin like that translated. hope I could help"
  • "After all the horror stories about victims of insurane company abuse, the blatant display of avarice is contemptible and cruel."