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ˈæv ər ɪsavarice

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  1. avaricenoun


  2. avaricenoun

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


  3. avaricenoun

    Inordinate desire for some supposed good.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. avarice, greed, covetousness, rapacity, avaritianoun

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

    cupidity, voracity, esurience, avariciousness, greed, avaritia, edacity, covetousness, voraciousness, rapacity, rapaciousness

  2. avarice, avariciousness, covetousness, cupiditynoun

    extreme greed for material wealth

    rapacity, cupidity, greed, avariciousness, covetousness, avaritia

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. avaricenoun

    penuriousness, cupidity, niggardliness, closeness, covetousness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. avaricenoun


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  1. The Hitopadesa:

    Through avarice a man loses his understanding, and by his thirst for wealth he gives pain to the inhabitants of both worlds.

  2. Matthew Green (c. 1737):

    Avarice is the sphincter of the heart.

  3. Francesco Petrarch:

    Five enemies of peace inhabit with us--avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

  4. Alighieri Dante:

    Pride, envy, avarice -- these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.

  5. David Hume:

    Avarice, the spur of industry.

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