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Webster 1913 Edition


Avarice

Av′a-rice

(ăv′ȧ-rĭs)
,
Noun.
[F.
avaritia
, fr.
avarus
avaricious, prob. fr.
avēre
to covet, fr. a root
av
to satiate one’s self: cf. Gr.
ἄμεναι
,
ἆσαι
, to satiate, Skr.
av
to satiate one's self, rejoice, protect.]
1.
An excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness for wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
To desire money for its own sake, and in order to hoard it up, is
avarice
.
Beattie.
2.
An inordinate desire for some supposed good.
All are taught an
avarice
of praise.
Goldsmith.

Webster 1828 Edition


Avarice

AV'ARICE

,
Noun.
[L. avaritia, from avarus, from aveo, to covet.]
An inordinate desire of gaining and possessing wealth; covetousness; greediness or insatiable desire of gain.
Avarice sheds a blasting influence over the finest affections and sweetest comforts of mankind.

Definition 2022


avarice

avarice

English

Noun

avarice (uncountable)

  1. Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
  2. Inordinate desire for some supposed good.

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French

Etymology

From Latin avaritia.

Pronunciation

Noun

avarice f (plural avarices)

  1. greed; avarice

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Old French

Etymology

From Latin avaritia.

Noun

avarice f (oblique plural avarices, nominative singular avarice, nominative plural avarices)

  1. greed; avarice